The Ogden City Council approved on December 20th in a 6-1 vote an ordinance 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 ordinance allows owner-occupied and non-owner occupied residential vacation rentals in multi-family zones and allows residential vacation rentals in single-family zones if the unit is owner-occupied. It also 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. Residential vacation rentals were already permitted in commercial zones.
The Council also adopted an ordinance establishing business licensing fees and carbon monoxide detector requirements for residential vacation rentals.
“We appreciate all of feedback we have received on this issue during the past 18 months,” Council Chair Marcia White said. “This was an important decision that serves as a starting point for policies governing residential vacation rentals going forward.”
The Council unanimously approved a motion directing Council staff to investigate the possibility of incorporating public recommendations made during the December 20th meeting into the adopted residential vacation rental ordinance.
To view the video of the meeting and past information packets on the issue, visit the Ogden City Council website, council.ogdencity.com.
For additional information, please contact Glenn Symes, Ogden City Council Policy Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org; 801-629-8164.