February 18, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ross Caron, Bureau of Development Services 503.823.4268
On February 13, 2015 the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) started implementing changes to the Portland Zoning Code allowing residents of apartments and condos to operate Accessory Short Term Rental (ASTR) from their home through the ASTR permitting process. ASTR are allowed through the permitting process when a resident rents out up to two rooms in their home for less than 30 days. ASTR operations in a house were allowed beginning August 30, 2014. City Council approved the expansion of ASTR permitting to apartments and condos on January 14, 2015. ASTR permits are required in order to operate short-term rentals within the City of Portland. Information on the permitting of short-term rentals can be found on BDS’s website at: www.portlandoregon.gov/bds.
“Expanding Accessory Short Term Rental permits to residents of apartments and condo will allow more people in Portland to benefit from the sharing economy” said Commissioner Fritz, who oversees the Bureau of Development Services. Bureau Director, Paul Scarlett adds “The same rules and processes that apply to permitting an Accessory Short Term Rental in a house now apply to the broader community of residents who live in apartments and condos.”
To find information on the regulations, permitting process, permit applications and FAQs, please see our Service Level Update or visit the BDS Accessory Short Term Rental webpage. For more information contact the Bureau of Development Services Public Information Officer, Ross Caron at 503-823-4268 or Ross.Caron@portlandoregon.gov.