Short Term Rental

Clatsop County is accepting new and renewing short-term rental applications for unincorporated Clatsop County beginning Monday, June 12.

Here are four things you need to know:

  1. Clatsop County ordinance requires STR owners to follow the Clatsop County Good Neighbor policy and all health and safety standards. Local residents have a process to forward potential STR violations to Clatsop County Code Enforcement.
  2. All applicable county taxes must be paid in full.
  3. STR permit renewal applications may be submitted up to 60 days before the permit expires.
  4. New and renewing permits are issued for a two-year period.

New and renewing STR applications are now available. Contact the Clatsop County Assessment & Taxation Department at 503-325-8522 for more information.


Ordinance 22-05 was approved by the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners in June 2022, allowing STRs in 16 zones in unincorporated Clatsop County. The ordinance was put on hold due to Referendum 4-221. When the May 16, 2023 election results were certified on June 8, Ordinance 22-05 went into effect. The Assessment and Taxation department will start accepting and processing STR applications on Monday, June 12.