County schedules public hearings for short-term rentals
The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. in the Board Hearing room on the 4th Floor of the Public Services Building at 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City to hear input from residents regarding short-term rentals in unincorporated areas. There will be a second public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m.
The county defines a short-term rentals or vacation rentals as "a dwelling unit, or portion of a dwelling unit that is rented to any person or entity for lodging or residential purposes for a period of up to 30 consecutive nights."
The draft regulations include provisions for short-term rental owners to register with the county and pay a fee, and for enforcement of the regulations to be carried out by either the Sheriff's Office or Code Enforcement, depending on the issue.
Key components of the proposed regulations include rules regarding maximum occupancy, off-street parking, garbage pick-up, quiet hours and fire and safety requirements. The regulations only apply outside of city limits in unincorporated Clackamas County.
All short term rentals would be subject to the same regulations, except that short-term rental properties inside the Portland metropolitan urban growth boundary would be required to be the owner's primary residence or located on the same lot as the owner's primary residence and the owner is not required to be there when the short-term rental was occupied.
County staff drafted the regulations in 2019 when requested by the Board of Commissioners in response to the increasing number of residents using their homes for sort term vacation rentals. These regulations are based on input from the public through community meetings and discussions with the Board at public policy sessions.
For more information, contact Fritzie at her email or call 503-742-4529.
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