City Council Review of Short-Term Rental Regulations 

Background – Fall 2019

City Council requested a work session to review the Short-Term Rental (STR) regulations in Eugene. That work session was held Sept. 23, 2019. Building Permit Services Director Lydia Kaye gave a presentation about the benefits and challenges, what other cities have done, and options for local regulations.  

At the Sept. 23 meeting Council directed the City Manager to draft an ordinance for deliberation before the end of the year that amends Eugene Code Chapter 3 (Business Regulation and Taxation) to add a short-term rental licensure program and that includes as part of the licensure program at least the following items:


  1. Yearly license fee
  2. Owner-occupancy requirement
  3. Limit on the number of days a unit can be rented
  4. Basis for license revocation, including number of complaints per calendar year
  5. Requirements for on-line platforms to assist in regulations
  6. Parking requirements


Sept. 23 City Council Work Session Materials


Next Steps

December 11: City Council Work Session


City Council will review a draft ordinance on Short-Term Rental regulations at a work session scheduled for Dec. 11, 2019. Before any changes to City Code can be enacted, Council must direct the City Manager to schedule a public hearing open to all in the community to speak (written testimony is also acceptable for a public hearing).


The Agenda Item Summary for the Dec. 11 work session is available online. Interested parties are welcome to attend the work session at Harris Hall at noon on Dec. 11 but please note there is an executive session taking place at the beginning of the work session and executive sessions are closed to the public. We cannot know exactly when the Short-Term Rental item will begin exactly but it will begin right after the executive session.  


You can also watch the live or recorded version from home on our  Public Webcasts and Meeting Materials webpage.  


There is no opportunity for the public to address City Council at the Dec. 11th work session.  There is a public forum on Monday, December 9 at 7:30pm, you may sign up to speak beginning at 7pm.

Learn More

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Additional questions?

Email Building Permit Services Director Lydia Kaye with any additional questions.