Short-Term Home Rentals Are Illegal in Residential Areas
Recently the Planning Commission and the City Council explored allowing the short-term rental of homes in the residential areas of Lake Oswego. Based upon these discussions, and the citizen comments received, the City Council decided to continue to permit short-term rental stays only in commercial areas, as a "Hotel/Motel".
In residential areas the rental of a home, a guest room, etc. will remain limited to a stay of 31 days or longer. The rental of a guest room or other overnight stay for less than 31 days must occur in a hotel or similar business in a commercial area.
Please direct questions and complaints to Bill Youngblood, Senior Code Enforcement Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (503) 699-7473. When forwarding a complaint please provide an address and link to the advertisement for the short-term rental.
The City is currently reviewing its land use regulations and considering changes that would allow short-term rentals subject to community standards. For more information, please see LU 18-0034.