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Vacation Rental Permitting

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What are vacation rental/tourist homes?

They are dwelling units used as short term rentals (2-30 days in length).  To review the city code click here.

Where are they allowed?

In residential and commercial zones.  Permitted units in residential zones generate a 300 feet buffer around their parcel boundary.  A parcel within a residential zone overlapping in any way with one of these buffers will be unable to be utilized as a vacation rental.  This requirement exists to help ensure vacation rentals remain compatible with surrounding neighborhood uses.

How do I get my property permitted?

  1. Check with the Planning Department first to see if your property is eligible.
  2. If your property is eligible, fill out the Planning Department application.
  3. Schedule an inspection with the Building Division.
  4. Once your property has passed inspection, obtain a business license through the Clerk's Office.
  5. Notify neighbors within 200 feet of your parcel by mailing them a letter telling them of your intentions and fill out an affidavit saying you did so (ensure you include the phone # of the local representative in this letter).  Typically, title companies will generate the required address list.
  6. Fill out the Resort City Tax application form.
  7. Turn in the following to the Planning Department and pay the fee: