SPOKANE, Wash. — Beginning in 2024, short-term rentals hosts in the City of Spokane operating without a permit will receive a letter in the mail to apply for one.
If a host receives a letter in the mail, there will be instructions on how to apply and provide a 30-day grace period.
Spokane City Council has just passed amendments for short-term rental regulations on July 10, 2023. The ordinance aligns with strategies outlined in the Housing Action Plan and the City Council Implementation Plan.
The new updates include:
- Allowing short term rentals in all zones that allow residential uses.
- Limiting the number of short-term rental units in a structure.
- Requiring a property owner to maintain basic safety features in the rental unit by submitting an Annual Life Safety Compliance form.
These new regulations were put into effect on Sept. 1
If you own a short-term rental you must submit an application for each unit and it must be submitted through the city’s application system.
Once your rental has been approved, the owner will receive a permit to be posted on site at the rental.
The application fee for a short-term rental in a residential zone is $200 and $100 to renew annually. The application fee for a short-term rental in other zones is $300, and $150 to renew annually.
Visit the short-term rental page for a list of required documents.
For more information, see the resources below: