CODE

GHCC 17.06.020 - Short-term rentals.



STR APPLICATION PROCESS:

  • STEP 1:  Site Plan Review Application  - STR applications will not be accepted prior to completing STEPS 1 & 2.
  • STEP 2:  Related Permits and Approvals  -  Complete other requirements identified in STEP 1.  The applicant will be notified when the project is ready to proceed to STEP 3.
  • STEP 3:  Short Term Rental Permit Application  -  Staff will review your application and submittal documents for completeness and compliance with applicable state and local health, safety and building regulations.  If the proposal is consistent with these regulations, staff will issue the STR Permit.  STR Permit's must be re-applied for annually.
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STR RENEWALS:  

An STR Permit shall be reapplied for and renewed annually at least thirty (30) calendar days prior to expiration. To reapply, select the "Apply Now" icon above, login to your Portal Account and proceed to STEP 3: Short Term Rental Permit - Renewal application.




WHERE ARE STRs ALLOWED?


Pursuant to a valid Short Term Rental Permit, short term rentals are a permitted use in the following Zoning Districts:

  • General Development One (G-1)
  • General Development Five (G-5)
  • General Residential (R-2)
  • Resort Residential (R-3)
  • Rural Residential (RR)
  • Lake Quinault (LQ) 
  • General Commercial (C-2)
What zoning district is my property located in? 

  1.  Visit the online Parcel Search (MapGeo) tool.
  2.  Input an address, owners name, or parcel number. Or, navigate using the map by clicking and dragging.
  3.  From the map, select the "Themes" icon in the upper right hand corner.  Alternatively, clicking the map on specific parcels of interest will expand a parcel details menu on the left side of the page which contains the zoning designation and a link to the governing County Code section.
Contact a Permit Coordinator should you need further assistance.



REPORT A CONCERN

Have a concern? Please call 360-227-5030 to report your concern or submit online by selecting the below icon.


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STR PERMIT NOT REQUIRED

Short term rentals approved with a Conditional Use Permit or as part of a Planned Unit Development under Title 17 prior to the effective date (3/22/2022) of Ordinance 469 do not require a Short Term Rental Permit.  If your property is located within an incorporated city, you must contact the appropriate city jurisdiction for rules and regulations.


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NEED HELP?

Please contact a  Permit Coordinator if you have any questions.


Grays Harbor County
Planning Division
updated 5-28-2024