A City license is required to rent a dwelling for less than 30 days at a time. A person may be issued only one short term rental license.
The owner of the dwelling may apply for a short term rental license by completing the application form (see Related Information in sidebar) and submitting the $75 application fee which includes the initial Fire & Life Safety Inspection and one follow-up inspection.
Upon approval of the dwelling by the Building Official, the owner of the dwelling may be issued a short term rental license.
The number of short term rental licenses is limited in the R-2, R-3 and SR/R zones to 17 1/2 % of the total number of dwellings within those zones. For a dwelling inspection approved by the Building Official which is within the R-2, R-3 or SR/R zone, the owner of the dwelling may need to be placed on a waiting list until a license becomes available. For dwellings in zones other than R-2, R-3 and SR/R, the permit is issued upon payment of the $500 annual license fee.
The short term rental license lapses upon sale of the property or upon failure to submit the required short term rental annual license fee of $500 or upon failure to submit the required quarterly transient lodging tax reports.