Short-Term Rentals

What is a Short Term Rental Application/Permit?

Short-term rental means the rental for compensation, of any residence or residential structure, or a portion of a residence or residential structure, located within a zoning district where the residential use is lawful, for the purpose of overnight lodging for a period of not more than thirty (30) days. It shall be unlawful for an owner to rent or lease a short-term rental for a period of more than thirty (30) days or less than twenty-four (24) hours. A short-term rental shall not include a hotel or motel. 

All permits issued  shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance.

No person shall advertise, offer to rent or rent, lease, sublease, license or sublicense a residential property within the city as a short-term rental for which a permit application has not been properly made and filed with the City, and a permit issued.


How to apply for a Short Term Rental

Read through City Ordinance to ensure address is in allowed district. Article 4.09 Short Term Rentals and Chapter 14 Zoning.

Please note density requirements are as follows. Any applicant wanting to exceed the density limitation would be required to apply for a special exception in accordanec with Section 14.02.321 of City Ordinances.

Density limitations: Short term rentals shall be limited to no more than (A) the lesser of two units per street or ten (10) percent of the total number of units on the street, or (B) one-eighth (12.5 percent) of the total number of residential units in a multi-unit building. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at least one short-term rental shall be permitted per street or multi-unit building, regardless of density.

Fill out the permit application found at this link and pay appropriate fees: STR Permit Application


Registered short term rental locations

Once locations have an approved City Application to permit a short-term rental in accordance with City Ordinances, locations will be listed here.