Chapter 15.41
VACATION RENTALS

Sections:

15.41.010    Purpose.

15.41.020    General standards.

15.41.030    Conditions.

15.41.040    Violations.

15.41.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to establish regulations for the siting and operation of vacation rentals in all zoning districts. (Ord. 867 § 3 (part), 2016)

15.41.020 General standards.

A.    Subject to the requirements in this chapter, vacation rentals are allowed as a primary permitted use within the following zoning districts: R-3, R-4, R-5, C-1, C-2, and M-1; provided, that vacation rentals located within the C-1 and C-2 zoning districts shall not be allowed on the ground floor of a structure.

B.    Subject to the requirements in this chapter, vacation rentals are allowed as a conditional use within the R-1 and R-2 zoning districts.

C.    Vacation rentals shall meet all applicable requirements of the zoning district to the satisfaction of the Ilwaco planning department and fire marshal.

D.    Except in the C-1 zoning district, one (1) off-street parking space shall be provided for each bedroom in the vacation rental, but in no event shall fewer than two (2) spaces be provided. (Ord. 867 § 3 (part), 2016)

15.41.030 Conditions.

A.    The maximum number of occupants over the age of three (3) allowed per dwelling unit shall not exceed two (2) occupants plus three (3) times the number of bedrooms in zoning district R-3 or two (2) times the number of bedrooms in zoning districts R-4, R-5, C-1, C-2, and M-1.

1.    The number of available bedrooms shall be determined by the fire marshal as part of the annual fire safety inspection.

2.    All bedrooms must have means of egress.

B.    A city business license is required per Chapter 5.04, and all transient occupancy tax (Chapter 3.24), sales and use tax (Chapter 3.16), and business and occupation tax (Chapter 3.18) provisions apply.

C.    The property owner shall be responsible for the following:

1.    Ensuring that weekly solid waste collection is provided during all months that a vacation rental is used for short-term rental occupancy. Weekly solid waste collection shall not be on the basis of as-needed service, but ongoing weekly solid waste service even when the unit might be unoccupied. Vacation rental units located within a clustered development may utilize a shared solid waste collection facility.

2.    Providing an operating “land line” telephone in the unit for emergency notifications.

3.    Conspicuously posting and maintaining the following information inside the vacation rental:

a.    A copy of the property owner’s business license.

b.    The vacation rental’s maximum occupancy.

c.    Location of assigned off-street parking, if applicable.

d.    Documentation of annual fire safety inspection signed by the Ilwaco fire marshal.

e.    Relevant public notices issued from the fire marshal regarding fireworks.

f.    Twenty-four (24) hour contact information for the property owner or local representative.

g.    A copy of the official Pacific County Emergency Management tsunami evacuation route map.

h.    An operable National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather alert radio.

i.    Renter responsibilities, which shall at minimum include:

i.    Do not trespass on private property.

ii.    Do not litter.

iii.    Do not create a noise disturbance.

D.    Where a provision of this section conflicts with a provision of a lawful and recorded restrictive covenant, the more restrictive provision shall apply; provided, that the city does not enforce restrictive covenants.

E.    An informational sign must be posted conspicuously inside the vacation rental. (Ord. 867 § 3 (part), 2016)

15.41.040 Violations.

Violations of this chapter shall be subject to the general penalty provisions in Chapter 1.20. (Ord. 867 § 3 (part), 2016)