Deadline Dec. 6; Only STRs in unincorporated areas affected
The registration form for owners/operators of short-term rentals (STRs) in unincorporated Clackamas County is now online at www.clackamas.us/str.
In September, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved STR rules and regulations after two public hearings were held on the issue. The regulations take effect after 90 days from that time, meaning that applications are due to Clackamas County by end of day on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Clackamas County Finance Department
c/o STR Registration
2051 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Registration forms can also be delivered in person to the finance department as well. Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within 30 days after receiving an accurate and complete registration form, county staff will provide registration confirmation.
Per the regulations, registration for owners/operators is mandated. No STR may be publicly advertised for rent unless it has been registered with Clackamas County. Full STR regulations can be found at www.clackamas.us/str.
STR owners will continue to pay the county’s transient lodging tax (TLT) of 6%, and pay a newly-enacted .85% STR user fee on total rental amounts. Payment of TLTs will continue to be made at www.clackamas.us/finance/transient.html. Payments for the .85% user fee will be able to be made at www.clackamas.us/str.
The first payments to Clackamas County for the .85% user fees will be due on Jan. 15, 2024, for the time period of Dec. 7, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023. Future payments will be due on the 15th of each month for the fees associated with the full previous calendar month. Any STR owner/operator that is not registered risks non-compliance, which is detailed in the regulations available at www.clackamas.us/str.
As the regulations only affect the unincorporated areas of Clackamas County, registrations are only due from owners/operators of STRs within unincorporated Clackamas County – there is no effect on STRs located within city limits.
The Board of County Commissioners intends to revisit these regulations in two years to evaluate the cost and efficacy of the program and make a determination whether to continue, amend, or discontinue the regulations.