Short-Term Rental Information Center

                     

Did You Know?
The City adopted new codes regarding Short-Term Rentals (STR) within the City of McCall effective October 01, 2022.

City Code Title 3.13.036, 3.13.09 and Title 4.13 (Click Here to view code) specifies requirements of short-term rentals.

All short-term rentals operating in the McCall city limits are required to have a Short-Term Rental Permit. Please note, if you have an existing business license, this is  not the application you will fill out. You will update your information at the time of your renewal. 
The application fee is $225. Click Here for application.

A posting of rules is required by the new code. Here is a sample Short-Term Rental Guidelines Form (Click Here) for posting in each unit.

If the short-term rental unit’s maximum occupancy is 11 or more persons, a Conditional Use Permit is required prior to obtaining a short-term rental permit.

A safety inspection from the McCall Fire District will need to be completed in 2023. This can be scheduled starting January 1, 2023. The inspection process is currently being worked on. Each STR Permit holder will be emailed a pre-inspection form and a link to schedule their inspection once available.
Important Timeline Information

For all new STR Permit Applications issued after October 1, 2022 the regulations under the newly adopted codes apply. This includes the new allowable occupancy numbers.

For all existing STRs (those with a current city business license or operating under a property management company) the time line for compliance is as follows:

     Items needing to be in compliance by December 31, 2022 - Completed STR Permit Renewal Paperwork (or STR Permit Application for those currently operating under
     a property management company), Valley County Assessors Report, dimensioned floor plan, site plan, notification of properties within 300-foot radius of rental, proof of
     solid waste removal and designated local contact person if different than yourself.

     Items needing to be in compliance by December 31, 2023 - Occupancy numbers updated from 4 per bedroom to 2 per bedroom plus 2 more, allowable parking spaces
     and completed fire safety inspection from the McCall Fire District. This allows for any current bookings you currently have for 2023 to not have to be changed or cancelled 
     because of the new regulations.

Items to Have Ready for Completing Your Application

Here is a list of items you will want to gather for completing your STR Permit Application.
  • A copy of your Valley County Assessor's Report for your rental. Note - this is different from your tax assessors report. We need the assessed number of bedrooms, and this is not shown on your tax report. Click Here for instructions on how to obtain this report.

  • 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. 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. 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

Amanda Payne
Local Option Tax & Short-Term Rental Compliance Administrator
208-634-8929
apayne@mccall.id.us - Click Here

Conditional Use Permit Questions
Brian Parker
City Planner
208-634-4256
bparker@mccall.id.us - Click Here

                                                       
Do you have a complaint?
If you have a complaint about a short-term rental on your area, please fill out our short-term rental complaint form. Please allow at least 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.

Forms & Application Links
Helpful Resource Links
Short-Term Rental Permit Application
Click Here for the Short-Term Rental Permit Application
 (required for Short-Term Rentals inside city limits but not the Impact Area)

Local Option Tax Voucher
Required for Short-Term Rentals inside city limits not remitting through a third party
Local Option Tax Voucher - Click Here
 
Conditional Use Permit Information & Application
Required for all Short-Term Rentals with an occupancy of more than 11.
Conditional Use Permit Application - Click Here
Conditional Use Permit Application Deadlines - Click Here

If you are in need of accommodations for completing any form or application please contact the City Clerks Department at 208-634-7142.

Is your vacation rental inside City limits or the Impact Area? Click Here to find out
 
Map - Click Here - Locate your Neighbors Contact information - click the map link. 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 addresses within 300 feet of your property. 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. 
 
Title 3.13.036 & 3.13.09 - Click Here
 
Short-Term Rental Guidelines Form - Click Here

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions