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The City of Portland, Oregon

Development Services

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Phone: 503-823-7300


1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

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Accessory Short-Term Rental Permits

In 2014, the City of Portland adopted regulations that define what is allowed as an Accessory Short-Term Rental (ASTR) in the Portland Zoning Code Section 33.207. The word “accessory” in the title emphasizes that the primary use of the residential dwelling is long term occupancy, and only a part of the dwelling unit is used for short-term rental purposes.

A basic definition for a City of Portland ASTR is where an individual or family resides in a dwelling unit and rents bedrooms to overnight guests for less than 30 days.

There are two types of ASTRs, each with a specific permitting process:

  • Type A Accessory Short-Term Rental is one where the resident rents no more than 2 bedrooms to 5 overnight guests. A Type A Accessory Short-Term Rental Permit is required.

The processing time for Type A permits is taking longer than usual at this time due to unforeseen circumstances.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Type B Accessory Short-Term Rental is one where the resident rents between 3 and 5 bedrooms to overnight guests. A Land Use Conditional Use Review application is required. Please visit a BDS planner in the Development Services Center or phone them at (503) 823-7526 to discuss a Type B accessory short-term rental and the Land Use Conditional Use Review process.
  • Proposals that include rental of 6 or more guest rooms at one time are not considered Accessory Short-Term Rentals. Additional Commercial Building Code and Zoning Code regulations apply. Please visit the Development Services Center if you have questions about this type of use.

Each accessory short-term rental type (above) has unique requirements based on the number of bedrooms and structure type.  Please visit the category below that matches your accessory short term rental proposal.