Short-Term Rentals in Eugene
Short-Term Rental Registration
The Eugene City Council adopted an ordinance that requires all short-term rentals (STRs) in the City of Eugene to register annually. Registration is a short and easy process with no registration fee, and it can be completed online at the link below.
Important: Registration is only required for properties located within the city limits of Eugene. Please click here to check if your property is located within the city limits.
The following information is required for registration:
- The name of the owner/operator
- Address of the short-term rental
- Whether the STR is owner-occupied
- Local Contact information
If you have a complaint or concern specific to a STR, please contact Code Compliance staff at 541-682-5819 or via email.
For questions about the registration process, please contact Jimi Parker at Jparker@eugene-or.gov or at 541-682-5379.
Below are links and resources for information on the current rules related to short-term rentals. We also encourage all short-term rental owners to be considerate of their neighbors.
- What is a STR? (Short-Term Rental)
A STR, or short-term rental, is a unit with a rental period of less than 30 days.
- What fees do STRs pay?
There is no fee to register a STR. All STRs pay Transient Room Tax. More information about the Transient Room Tax is available here.
- Who do I contact with questions?
For Registration questions, please contact Jimi Parker at JParker@eugene-or.gov or 541-682-5379.
- Do I need to register my STR if it is not located within the City limits of Eugene?
No, properties that have a Eugene address but are located in unincorporated Lane County are not required to register.
Transient Room Tax
The transient room tax (TRT) is a 4.5% tax charged on all overnight stays in the city, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, and short-term rentals. Revenue from the TRT helps fund Eugene’s Cultural Services programs and supports tourism and visitor programs in Eugene.
All rental facilities must be registered with the City to collect TRT.
Once a completed registration form is received, a Certificate of Authority is issued to the operator. This certificate must be displayed at the rental property.
Eugene does allow overnight camping on residential property in a vehicle, camper, or trailer parked in the driveway of a single family dwelling. Only one camping shelter is allowed and the property cannot require payment for the camping. This means that a trailer or camper on residential property cannot be used as short-term rental. This also applies to "tiny houses" that are on wheels and therefore considered a type of camping trailer.
Rental Housing Code
Eugene’s Rental Housing Code applies to long-term rentals. If you plan on renting a facility for over 30 days, then this code would apply. Learn more about the Rental Housing Code.