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This webpage provides code requirements for operating a Type B Accessory Short Term Rental in all residential structure types. It is assumed that most Type B Accessory Short-Term Rentals will be operated in 1&2 Dwelling Structures. Typical structure types include houses, attached houses, duplexes, attached duplexes, manufactured dwellings (manufactured home, mobile home, and residential trailer on its own lot or in a manufactured home park), accessory dwelling units (ADU), detached accessory structures, or floating homes (individual or in a moorage). This information applies if your dwelling unit is in a structure with 1 or 2 dwelling units, even if you are part of a multi-dwelling development (assortment of buildings on one site that may also include a condominium declaration). It is important to review, in its entirety, all the information contained on this website and Portland Zoning Code Section 33.207.
Type B Accessory Short Term Rentals must be approved through a discretionary Type II or Type III Conditional Use land use review.
This handout provides an overview of the Type B Conditional Use process and gives guidance on issues to consider before applying.
If the Conditional Use land use review is approved you will be required to complete a site inspection to verify the bedroom requirements prior to operating the accessory short term rental on the premises.
In multi-dwelling structures, the bedrooms to be rented to overnight guests must also have a smoke detector that is interconnected with a smoke detector in an adjacent hallway and bes located on a floor of a dwelling unit equipped with a functioning carbon monoxide alarm.
What ongoing records or actions must I complete to remain in compliance with my ASTR permit? What happens if I am noncompliant with my permit? Am I responsible for my short term rental tenant’s behaviors?