Portland will start issuing permits for its first legal short-term rental operations in private homes as soon as September.
The Portland City Council on Wednesday gave its OK for Portlanders to rent out one or two bedrooms in their home over-the-counter, $180 permit after an inspection and notifying neighbors.
The city Bureau of Development Services, which will oversee the permitting and inspection program, said it’s expecting to start issuing permits Sept. 2. More information on how to apply for a permit would likely be posted online before then, said enforcement manager Mike Liefeld.
“We have to strike a balance between inn how we accommodate commerce, including this new kind, and our great neighborhoods,” said Mayor Charlie Hales, adding, “I think we got it right this time.” Read More – Oregonlive.com>