Bend Vacation Rental Permit Process
I have had several clients ask me about the process for obtaining a Bend vacation rental permit. In April 2015, the Bend City Council adopted new ways to permit and license short-term rentals, which has inherently affected not only homeowners but buyers interested in purchasing a home then renting it as a short-term rental.
The homeowner of a Bend short-term rental is currently required to have both a land use permit and operating license issued by the City of Bend. The operating license is not transferable. Upon sale or transfer of property, new owners have 60 days to apply for a new license.
Short Term Rental Rules
If a Bend home was an established short-term rental prior to the changes in April 2015…