Portland unable to ensure Airbnb rentals undergo inspections


Records show that only 4% of hosts have applied for an operating permit.

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Records show that only 4% of hosts have applied for an operating permit.

The permit requires a city safety inspection.

“This requirement ensures that basic safety measures are in place through an inspection by the Bureau of Development Services,” said a city report accompanying the rules the City Council adopted.

Right now, the city’s approach to enforcement: Wait until someone complains. If the city finds a host operating without a permit, that person has 30 days to buy a permit or cease operating.

Read more at Willamette Week




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