The Development Services Center is closed to walk-in customers. Access is limited to those who have pre-scheduled appointments to pick up or drop off paper plans. You can apply for a short-term rental permit or a conditional use review by email or by mail. Get more details about applying using the links below.
Accessory short-term rental application types
There are two different application types for short-term rental permits:
- Type A permits are for when the resident rents no more than 2 bedrooms to 5 overnight guests. Get applications, forms and more information about the Type A accessory short-term rental permit. For questions about Type A permits, contact the Property Compliance Help Line or send us an email.
- Type B permits are for when the resident rents between 3 and 5 bedrooms to overnight guests. Get applications, forms and more information about the Type B accessory short-term rental permit. For questions about Type B permits, contact Planning and Zoning.
Before you apply for a short-term rental
Before you apply for a permit, learn about requirements for short-term rentals in Portland. You'll need to read through the short-term rental webpages in order to complete your application.
Learn more about short-term rental permit requirements:
There are some things you should know if the rental is in an existing building.
You have to maintain the rental and if you operate a short-term rental without a permit, you may be fined.
You can also learn more about the letter you need to send to neighbors.