In this work we study tilings of regions in the square lattice with L-shaped trominoes. Deciding the existence of a tiling with L-trominoes for an arbitrary region in general is NP-complete, nonetheless, we identify restrictions to the problem where it either remains NP-complete or has a polynomial time algorithm. First, we characterize the possibility of when an Aztec rectangle has an L-tromino tiling, and hence also an Aztec diamond; if an Aztec rectangle has an unknown number of defects or holes, however, the problem of deciding a tiling is NP-complete. Then, we study tilings of arbitrary regions where only \(180^\circ \) rotations of L-trominoes are available. For this particular case we show that deciding the existence of a tiling remains NP-complete; yet, if a region does not contain so-called “forbidden polyominoes” as subregions, then there exists a polynomial time algorithm for deciding a tiling.