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6.09.010 Definitions.

Except where the context otherwise requires, the definitions given in this Section govern the construction of this Chapter.

A.        “Booking Agent” has the same meaning as the term defined in Section 6.04.010.

B.        “Division” means the Revenue Division of the City of Portland Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services, along with its employees and agents;

C.        “Division Director” and “Director” means the director of the Revenue Division of the City of Portland Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services or designee;

D.        “Guest” means a person who rents one or more rooms in a Short-Term Rental on a temporary basis, for any number of days.  Any person who signs a monthly rental or fixed-term lease agreement is not considered to be a Guest, but is considered a tenant exercising Long-Term Occupancy.

E.        “Host” means the owner, agent or person who resides at a Short-Term Rental or has been designated by the owner, agent or resident of the Short-Term Rental and who rents out the Short-Term Rental for transient lodging occupancy either directly or by using a Booking Agent or Transient Lodging Intermediary;

F.         “Hotel”, for purposes of Chapter 6.09 only, means a commercially zoned structure that was built or remodeled to operate as a hotel or motel for transient lodging purposes.

G.        “Long-Term Occupancy” means a rental agreement between a property owner and a tenant with the intention of the rental period being an extended period of time, often months or years, governed by a verbal or written monthly rental agreement or a lease.  Long-Term Occupancy established a person’s primary residence for voting and income tax purposes.

H.        “Transient Lodging Occupancy” means the use or possession, or the right to the use or possession for lodging or sleeping purposes of any Short-Term Rental or portion thereof.  Transient Lodging Occupancy does not establish or change a person’s primary residence

I.          “Online Booking Site” means a hosting or other online website that provides a means through which a Host may offer to rent a Short-Term Rental unit for transient lodging or other short-term occupancy;

J.         “Person” has the same meaning as defined in Section 6.04.010.

K.        “Rent” has the same meaning as defined in Section 6.04.010.

L.        “Room” has the same meaning as defined in Section 6.04.010.

M.       “Short-Term Rental” means a house, duplex, multi-plex, apartment, condominium, bed & breakfast, accessory dwelling unit, tiny house, houseboat, trailer or other residential dwelling where a person rents a full house or guest bedroom(s) for transient lodging occupancy.  A Short-Term Rental is generally, but not always, zoned residential and has a residential building occupancy.  Certain residential building occupancy may allow Transient Lodging Occupancy by right or by permit.

N.        “Transient Lodgings Intermediary” means any Transient Lodging Intermediary, Transient Lodging Tax Collector or Transient Lodging Provider as defined in ORS 320.300