Short-Term Home Rentals Are Illegal in Residential Areas

Recently the Planning Commission and the City Council explored allowing the short-term rental of homes in the residential areas of Lake Oswego.  Based upon these discussions, and the citizen comments received, the City Council decided to continue to permit short-term rental stays only in commercial areas, as a "Hotel/Motel".

In residential areas the rental of a home, a guest room, etc. will remain limited to a stay of 31 days or longer. The rental of a guest room or other overnight stay for less than 31 days must occur in a hotel or similar business in a commercial area.

Please direct questions and complaints to Bill Youngblood, Senior Code Enforcement Specialist, at or call (503) 699-7473. When forwarding a complaint please provide an address and link to the advertisement for the short-term rental.

The City is currently reviewing its land use regulations and considering changes that would allow short-term rentals subject to community standards.  For more information, please see LU 18-0034.

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