The Ogden City Council will consider two proposals during the December 13th City Council meeting for allowing residential vacation rentals, or the renting of a residential dwelling for a period of less than 30 days to a person or group whose primary residence is at another location and who provide compensation for the rental.
The first option would allow owner-occupied and non-owner occupied residential vacation rentals in multi-family zones and would allow residential vacation rentals in single-family zones only if a unit reduction incentive is used. The second option would allow owner-occupied and non-owner occupied residential vacation rentals in multi-family zones and would allow residential vacation rentals in single-family zones if the unit is owner-occupied. Residential vacation rentals are already permitted in commercial zones.
The proposed ordinance under both options addresses permitting and business licensing standards, proximity restrictions for non-owner occupied vacation rentals, occupancy limits, appearance and property maintenance standards, off-street parking requirements, management standards and advertising standards. At the meeting, the Council can adopt either Option 1 or Option 2, deny the proposal or take no action and refer the proposal for further study.
“Residential vacation rentals are an excellent way to accommodate Ogden’s growing tourism, but we need to consider the balance between the needs of residents and a new use such as this,” Council Chair Marcia White said.
The public is invited to attend the meeting and provide input. Comments can also be shared before the meeting by phone, 801-629-8153, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please contact Glenn Symes, Ogden City Council Policy Analyst, email@example.com; 801-629-8164.