Short-Term Rental (Vacation Rentals) Ordinance

NOTE: THIS WEBPAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
THE ONLINE APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN ACTIVATED
 
STAFF ANTICIPATES THE APPLICATION/SELF-INSPECTION PORTION OF THE PERMIT TO BE READY BETWEEN JANUARY 10TH-15TH.

 

Staff has provided copies of the supporting materials for applicants to begin to fill them out. This was done to provide extra time for questions and to provide time for staff to help you prior to the online application going live. We will notify the list of contacts when the online application is live and ready.

 

The City of Coeur d'Alene’s City Council passed rules and regulations related to short-term stays in residential zones, sometimes referred to as Vacation Rentals (VR) on December 5th, 2017.

 

This webpage provides copies of the supporting materials that an applicant (Owner or Responsible Party) will be required to provide when an application is submitted online.

We have also provided an "At a Glance" summary of the regulations below. 

Supporting Documents:


Proposed Short-Term Rental regulations at a glance:

  • Ordinance legalizes short-term (vacation) rentals in the City of Coeur d’Alene and is consistent with HB 216 (signed by the Governor on April 4, 2017 and effective January 1, 2018)
  • Short-term rentals will need to apply for a permit with the City annually (unless they are exempt as noted below)
  • Sets a standard for threshold when permitting is required by owner/responsible party
    • From 1 night up to 29
      • 30+ days is month to month- considered a typical rental
    • Exemption for short-term rental of unit/bedroom:
      • No more than 14 days per calendar year – may be divided into 2 stays
  • All permitted STRs will need to post their permit number on all advertisements
  • Permits will not be transferrable from owner to owner or property to property
  • Online Application/Self-inspection Checklist must be completed
  • Requires an owner or responsible party to be available 24/7 while unit is occupied
    • Provides 60 minute window for resolution of issue to prevent Police calls/trips to STR
  • Requires posting of emergency contact numbers and emergency exit route inside the STR
  • Requires certain information be provided to renters (copy of permit, safety plan, contact info for responsible parties, Good Neighbor Policy, trash days, etc.)
  • Regulates occupancy just like any other residential property
  • Prohibits outdoor storage and signs
  • Regulates parking- a parking plan must be provided to the City and renters
  • Requires use of trash containers
  • Only allows one unit per owner per parcel to be rented as a STR, to prevent multi-family from turning into a pseudo hotel (ex. Apartments) – however, there is no restriction on the number of STRs on different parcels that an owner can have in the City, so long as they are permitted
    • Allows use of ADU or associated principal dwelling to be used as STR (but not both)
    • New construction of ADU, if used as STR, will trigger payment of associated impact fees (existing units are grandfathered and won’t be required to pay impact fees)
    • New ADU construction will require 1 parking stall be provided onsite
  • Requires notice be provided to adjacent neighbors (See “Neighborhood Notice” link above).

If you have any questions, please contact Sean Holm (Senior Planner) at sholm@cdaid.org or by calling (208) 676-7401.