Here is a list of items you will want to gather for completing your STR Permit Application.
A dimensioned floor plan of the unit, indicating the name and use of each room and location of all egress doors. Click Here for example.
A site plan of the property including the location and number of parking spaces and parking access. Parking spaces cannot be in excess of the number of bedrooms in the rental. Click Here for instructions on how to make a site plan.
Name, contact information and signature of a local contact person (if different from owner) able to respond within 60 minutes, 24 hours a day 7 days a week while the unit is being rented to any reported complaints or violations.
A list of the mailing addresses and a copy of the letter sent to property owners within a 300-foot radius of your STR unit providing them with the name and contact information of the local contact person, maximum occupancy of the unit and the number of vehicles allowed to be parked. See the map link under helpful resource links below for instructions on obtaining addresses for your mailing.
Proof of established solid waste, refuse and rubbish removal service (trash bill).
Short-Term Rental Permit Information
Short-Term Rental Permit Requirement
By City Code Title 4.1.1 (Click Here to view code), an active Short-Term Rental (STR) Permit (Click Here) is required to operate a short-term rental in the City of McCall. This requirement does not extend to the McCall Impact Area. All short-term rentals within the McCall Impact Area are required to submit a declaration of compliance. It is the responsibility of the homeowner to hold the STR Permit as well as collect and remit the taxes for any rental units they operate if the tax is not being handled by a third party.
Local Option Tax Information
Description and Purpose/Use: In addition to the 3% Lodging Local Option Tax, all lodging within the McCall City limits is subject to the 1% sales tax and the additional 3% tax designated to street projects (effective January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2026) for a total of 7% sales tax collected under the Local Option Tax. This includes all hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and short-term rentals of homes, condos, etc. The money from the 3% Lodging Local Option Tax is received and then distributed to winning grant applicants for projects directly benefiting the quality of life and/or tourism in McCall. The 3% Lodging Local Option Tax went into effect January 1, 2019 and will remain in effect until December 31, 2028. Click Here for more Local Option Tax information.
Tax Collection: All STRs must display their STR Permit in each rental unit showing authorization to collect the Local Option Taxes. It is the responsibility of the owner of the lodging establishment to ensure the tax is being collected and remitted to the City of McCall. The tax can be paid either monthly, quarterly, or annually (fiscal year end September 30). Airbnb, VRBO, Evolve, and some property management/vacation rental companies collect and remit the taxes for the owner of the STR. It is up to the owner to make sure the tax is being collected and remitted on their behalf, otherwise it is the owner’s responsibility to remit. This includes taxes for reservations taken not using a listing or management company.
Land Use Code Requirements for Short-Term Rental Units
City Code Title 3.13.036 (Click Here) specifies additional requirements of short-term rentals and a posting of those rules is required at each unit in view of the renters. A sample Short-Term Rental Guidelines Form (Click Here) for posting in each unit is available for use. If the short-term rental unit’s maximum occupancy is 11 or more persons, a Conditional Use Permit (Click Here) is required prior to obtaining a STR Permit. For questions regarding the land use requirements, contact the City Planner.
Questions & Complaints
Do you have additional Questions?
Short-Term Rental and Tax Questions
Local Option Tax & Short-Term Rental Compliance Administrator
Conditional Use Permit Questions
Do you have a complaint?
If you have a complaint about a short-term rental in your area, please first reach out to the rental's local contact person or property manager. They are allowed 60 minutes in which to rectify the problem. If the problem is not resolved after contacting the local contact or property manager, or if you were not provided the number for a local contact or property manager, complete our short-term rental complaint form. Please allow 3 business days for a response. Please note that STRs in operation prior to October 1, 2022 have until December 31, 2023 to come into compliance with allowable occupancy numbers.