What ongoing records or actions must I complete to remain in compliance with my ASTR permit?
A permit with your permit number will be mailed to you (View a sample permit). The permit is required to be prominently displayed in the rental unit so as to be seen by all short-term occupants. In addition, the accessory short-term rental permit number must be included in all advertising or other listing services.
As part of the management of a Type A Accessory Short-Term Rental you must keep and maintain a guest log book that includes the names and home addresses of guests, guest’s license plate numbers if traveling by car, dates of stay, and the room assigned to each guest. The log must be available for inspection by City staff upon request.
Keep your business license for your accessory short-term rental business current with the City of Portland Revenue Bureau and collect transient lodging taxes (occupancy tax) from your overnight guests and remit these taxes to the City of Portland. For more information contact the City of Portland Revenue Bureau at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/revenue.
The resident of a Type A accessory short term rental must obtain a permit from BDS every two years, renewal of the permit is unlimited. As part of the permit process, a BDS inspection is required for the permit for the initial application and then every six years. In the intervening renewal years, or years 2, 4, 8, 10, etc, the application allows self certification of the three inspection standards. See below graphic for information on renewal and inspection cycles.
What happens if I am noncompliant with my permit?
A Type A accessory short-term rental permit can be revoked for failure to comply with the regulations of Chapter 33.207. When a Type A accessory short-term rental permit has been revoked, a new Type A accessory short-term rental permit will not be issued to that resident at that site for 2 years. In addition, citations with civil penalties of $1,000 - $5,000 may be issued for violation of Chapter 33.207.
Am I responsible for my short-term rental tenant’s behaviors?
As a resident, either the property owner or a tenant, it is expected that you will manage your accessory short-term rental so that guests will be respectful of the neighborhood in which you live and be courteous to your neighbors. Livability concerns related to noise (cars, rolling luggage, loud human voices), late night activity by your overnight guests, and street parking are some of the livability issues that you should plan for and address if brought up as a concern. Your attention to these types of livability concerns in residential areas will help ensure the success of this new visitor lodging accommodation in Portland.