Short-Term Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to collect taxes on my short-term rental?

A: All Lodging and Short-Term Rentals in the City of McCall are subject to a 7% Local Option Tax. As the owner, you are responsible to ensure this tax is being collected and remitted to the city. Platforms such as Airbnb, VRBO and Evolve collect and remit this tax for you. Some property management companies also off collecting and remitting the tax as one of their services. You will want to ensure the tax is being handled by a 3rd party or you will be responsible to collect and remit the tax yourself. For more information on the Local Option Tax click here.

Q: How do I find contact information for all property owners within 300 feet of my short-term rental?

A: The City offers a public noticing helper here.  Agree to terms and conditions. Enter the address of your rental. Select the apply a search distance checkbox. This will draw a circle around all physical addresses within 300 feet of your property (not the mailing address). NOTE: Notices to address within 300 foot radius MUST BE MAILED to the MAILING ADDRESS of the owner of the property. The easiest way to get the mailing addresses of property owners is through a title company. You can also obtain this information from the county assessors map - Click Here. Search the physical address and select that parcel. A box will appear that contains the mailing address. 


Q: How do I know if I need a Conditional Use Permit?

A: You will need a Conditional Use Permit if your occupancy is 11 or more. Your occupancy is based on the number of bedrooms you have in your rental unit. Multiply the number of bedrooms in the short-term rental by 2, then add 2 more.  If the answer is 11 or more, you will need a Conditional Use Permit. See the Planning & Zoning Application Link for more information. 

Q: My short-term rental is in the Impact Area. Do I need a Short-Term Rental Permit to manage my short-term rental?

A: No, you do not need a Short-Term Rental Permit if your rental is in the impact area. Check with the Valley County Planning and Zoning Department for 


Q: How do I know if my property is in the City Limits or the Impact Area?

A: Check out this map, it is full of useful information including the option to see what properties are inside the City Limits or the Impact Area.


Q:  If I manage multiple short-term rentals, do I need a Short-Term Rental Permit for each property?

A: Yes, each rental will need it's own Short-Term Rental Permit.