Short-term rentals are not regulated in Washington County. In recent years, community members sent emails and letters and testified before the Washington County Board of Commissioners about the impacts some short-term rentals have on the community.
Land Use & Transportation Community Planning staff drafted the Short-term Rentals: Issues and Considerations issue paper as part of the 2019 Long Range Annual Work Program. Following a public comment period on the issue paper, the Board directed staff to develop requirements and a licensing program.
In December 2020-January 2021, the community was asked to take a survey and comment on the proposed requirements through an online open house. The open house provided background on the draft requirements, and 326 people took the survey.
A summary of survey responses is available at Short-term rentals: Open house results.
Permit Application, Plans, Reports, Fees
Initial Information Review for Package Completeness
Notice given to applicant to incomplete submittal
First Building Engineers’ Technical Completeness Review
Review letter itemizing additional information required and Conditions of Approval notice sent to permit applicant
|Plan Response Review
Second Building Engineers Review of Applicant Responses to Plan Review Comments
Partial information or incomplete responses will place project on hold.
|Site Meetings and Inspections
|Project Completion and Permit Final