Short-term rentals

Comment on draft requirements for short-term rental licensing program

Short-term Rentals Open HouseVisit an online open house to comment on draft requirements for a proposed short-term rental licensing program in urban unincorporated Washington County. 

The Short-term Rental Online Open House describes proposed requirements for a licensing program to minimize large parties, noise, trash and other issues that community members have raised with the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The open house includes a survey with about 20 multiple-choice and open-ended questions so the public can provide feedback.

The Short-term Rental Online Open House will be active through 5 p.m. Jan. 8.  

 

Comentario sobre el borrador de requisitos para el programa de licencias para alquiler a corto plazo


Visite la jornada de puertas Short-term Rentals Open Houseabiertas virtual para ver el borrador de requisitos de un programa de licencias para alquiler a corto plazo propuesto en la zona urbana no incorporada del condado de Washington. 

La jornada de puertas abiertas virtual para alquiler a corto plazo describe los requisitos propuestos para un programa de licenciamiento a fin de minimizar las fiestas grandes, el ruido, la basura y otras inquietudes planteadas por los miembros de la comunidad ante la Junta de Comisionados del condado de Washington. La jornada de puertas abiertas incluye una encuesta con alrededor de 20 preguntas de múltiple opción y abiertas para que el público pueda hacer sus aportes.  

La jornada de puertas abiertas virtual sobre alquileres a corto plazo estará activa a partir de las 5:00 p. m. del 8 de enero.

 

Short-term Rentals Issue Paper

Short-term rentals regulationsRegulations for short-term rental establishments are being developed by Washington County staff as directed by the Board of Commissioners.

In recent months, community members have written emails and letters and testified during meetings about the impacts some short-term rentals, such as AirBnBs, have had on community livabity.  Community members have referred to some short-term rentals as “party houses,” citing issues such as noise, parking and trash. 

Community Planning staff released Short-term Rentals: Issues and Considerations, Washington County Long Range Planning Issue Paper No. 2020-01, on Feb. 26 for a 30-day pubic comment period. Seventy-six comments were received:

  • 32% supported development of regulations for short-term rentals
     
  • 26% cited positive or negative impacts of short-term rentals, but did not include opinions on any form of regulation
     
  • 16% supported the status quo (no regulation)
     
  • 13% called for prohibiting short-term rentals completely
     
  • 11% did not support regulations requiring short-term rentals to be owners’ primary residences
     
  • 2% supported stronger noise and parking enforcement, but did not support regulation
     

Next steps

 

Next steps: Short-term rental regulations