Short-term Rentals issue paper released for public comment

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

Short-term Rentals: Issues and ConsiderationsShort-term Rentals: Issues and Considerations, Washington County Long Range Planning Issue Paper No. 2020-01, is available for public review and comment through March 26.

Washington County does not currently regulate short-term rentals. But in recent years, several community members have raised concerns with these rentals, including noise, on-street parking, trash and other issues associated with community livability.

The Board of Commissioners asked Community Planning staff to prepare this issue paper as part of the 2019-20 Long Range Planning Work Program. The issue paper, and public comments received before March 26, will help inform the Board's position. The Board will provide direction to staff as part of its April decision on the 2020-21 Long Range Planning Draft Work Program.  

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Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land - balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

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Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager