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Frequently Asked Questions
Newport Short-Term Rental Ordinance Amendments
The information listed below relates to potential amendments to City of Newport regulations for vacation rentals (i.e. short-term rentals). It is the product of about 10-months’ worth of work by a group of volunteers that served on an "Ad-Hoc Work Group" formed by the Newport Planning Commission to assess how the existing rules could be improved. A schedule of their meetings, listed below, includes a link to the committee webpage, where you can see all of the materials they reviewed.
There were a number of key policy areas where the Ad-Hoc Work Group could not reach consensus. They are framed as policy alternatives in the draft Ordinance No. 2144 code amendments, and the Planning Commission will look to narrow these down to a set of preferred alternatives after taking public testimony. The Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the City Council who, in turn, will hold one or more public hearings before an ordinance is adopted.
This web page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available, including testimony that is submitted as part of the public hearings process.