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short-term vacation rental permit

The City Council established a short-term vacation rental permit on January 19, 2016 (City Code 5.114).  All operators of short-term rental property (a stay of 30 days or less) need to apply for either a short-term rental permit or a conditional use permit from Community Development. 

Primary Residence

The operator of a short-term vacation rental from their primary residence is required to apply for a short-term rental permit, pay an annual business tax as a hotel of $50, and collect and remit transient occupancy tax of 12% from renters.

Secondary Residence

A short-term vacation rental may operate from a location that is not the operator's primary residence for a total of 90 days in a calendar year.  After the operator exceeds 90 days in a calendar year, the conditional use permit process must be started.  Until the conditional use permit is applied for, an operator of a short-term rental is required to apply for a short-term rental permit.  An annual business tax as a hotel of $50 and collection and remittance of transient occupancy tax of 12% from renters is required of all short-term vacation rental operators.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the program.