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Clackamas County Board to discuss draft regulations on short-term rentals

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On Sept. 25, the Board of County Commissioners will hold a policy session to discuss draft regulations for short-term rental properties in unincorporated Clackamas County. The session is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Board Hearing Room on the 4th floor of the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City.

The public is welcome to attend the meeting to observe, but there will be no opportunity for public comment. The meeting agenda and background materials are available at An audio recording of the meeting will be posted on that same site by Sept. 26.

Clackamas County defines short-term rental, or vacation rental, as a furnished home, apartment or condominium, all or part of which is rented for limited (30 days or less) stays, typically on a nightly or weekly basis.

County staff drafted short-term rental regulations at the request of the Board because of the increasing number of residents who use their homes for short-term or vacation rentals. Staff drafted the regulations after attending seven community meetings in May-June 2019 to talk with the public about whether short-term rentals should be regulated and, if so, what specific items should be included. The issue was also discussed with the County Planning Commission in August.

The draft regulations and an opportunity to comment are available on the project website at For more information, people are welcome to contact Senior Planner Martha Fritzie at or 503-742-4529.

Contact: Martha Fritzie, Planning & Zoning
Phone: 503-742-4529

Contact: Ellen Rogalin, Public & Government Affairs
Phone: 503-742-4274