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Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Administrative Rule: Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement


November 15, 2016

Contact: Mike Liefeld, (503) 823-7332  

Notice of Public Hearing for Proposed Administrative Rule:
Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement

The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) is proposing a new administrative rule, Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement. The proposed rule 1) establishes a citation based enforcement process for violations of Accessory Short Term Rental regulations of Portland City Code (PCC) 33.207; and 2) establishes administrative review and appeal procedures for those violations.  

Currently, when violations of Accessory Short Term Rental code are confirmed, property owners are given a 30-day compliance period to cease unpermitted activities or obtain permits for activity, where allowed. If uncorrected, fines of $707-$1,414 are assessed on a monthly basis depending on the length of the violation.
Under the proposed Accessory Short Term Rental Enforcement Administrative Rule, property owners will not have a 30-day compliance period, and will be issued citations of $1,000-$5,000 per occurrence. Citations may be issued for each day of continued violation. Citations may be reviewed administratively, and then appealed to the Code Hearings Officer. The Code Hearings Officer may request additional documentation including, but not limited to, bank records, relevant tax records, and information from online platforms as a basis for their decision.
Any violation of PCC 33.207 would be subject to the rule, including but not limited to, operating an accessory short term rental without a required permit, renting out more bedrooms than allowed by a permit, allowing more than 5 overnight guests, or utilizing a property as an accessory short term rental without a primary long-term resident.
View the draft administrative rule or at BDS at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, 5th floor. Copies will also be available for review at the hearing.

A public hearing on the proposed administrative rule will be held in December.
Date:                Friday, December 16, 2016
Time:               12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location:         1900 SW 4th Avenue, Room 4a (4th floor)
Comments will be accepted in person at the hearing or in writing. Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016. Submit written comments to Mike Liefeld at BDS,

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