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Accessory Short-Term Rental Permits (ASTR)

Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get permit information for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out bedrooms and basement rentals.

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:

Search for registered short-term rentals and report unregistered short-term rentals

You can also search for registered short term rentals using an online map. If you think a short-term rental is operating without a license, please report the violation.