McCall City Urges Vacation Rental Owners and Managers to Schedule Fire Inspections before Year-End Deadline
The City of McCall is issuing a strong reminder to all vacation rental owners and managers within the city limits to schedule their fire inspections before the end of this year. Failing to do so could lead to an inactive license in 2024, resulting in lost revenue for their businesses.
As of today, McCall has a total of 370 vacation rentals currently permitted. Of these, only 75 have successfully passed the necessary fire inspection. With approximately 45 short-term rentals already closed for business, only a handful have transitioned into long-term rentals, leaving many properties unaccounted for.
City officials emphasize the urgency of this situation, pointing out that there are currently 68 inspections scheduled between September 28 and the end of the year. However, with a significant number of homes yet to be inspected and limited available slots, owners and managers are strongly encouraged to act promptly. All Short-Term Rentals MUST pass the inspection by December 31, 2023, in order to renew their permit for 2024.
"Time is of the essence," said Erin Greaves, Communications Manager. “We have a limited window of opportunity to conduct these inspections and renew licenses in partnership with the Fire Department to meet these new requirements. I’d recommend property owners and managers act now to secure their active licenses for 2024. Failure to comply could not only jeopardize public safety within uninspected properties but also lead to financial setbacks for their businesses."
The City of McCall emphasizes that the scheduling process is on a first-come, first-served basis. Owners and managers are encouraged to visit McCall Fire scheduling calendar at engagemccall.com/firesafestr to book their inspection slots. Given the high demand and limited availability, those who delay might have to wait, potentially causing disruptions in their rental operations.
Ensuring that vacation rentals meet fire safety standards is crucial for the safety and well-being of guests and the community. Property owners and managers are urged to act responsibly and promptly to maintain the high standards that McCall is known for.