The Butte County Planning Commission will be holding a public workshop on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:00 am, in the Butte County Board of Supervisors’ Room, County Administration Center, 25 County Center Drive, Oroville to discuss and provide guidance on the Draft Butte County Short-Term Rental Ordinance. This meeting is open to the public who are encouraged to attend and provide comment to the Planning Commission. The Butte County Board of Supervisors directed this draft ordinance be developed to permit and regulate short-term rentals in the unincorporated portion of Butte County.

A short-term rental is a single-family dwelling, or a portion of a single-family dwelling, rented to transient guest occupants for periods of 30 days or less, typically marketed through an online hospitality service such as VRBO, Airbnb, and other similar services. The purpose of this draft ordinance is to ensure that short-term rental operations remain harmonious and compatible with surrounding neighborhoods and residences, that occupancy, parking, and other requirements are adequate for the proposed use, and to uphold the public’s health and safety.

Direction from the Planning Commission will be incorporated into the Draft Short-Term Rental Ordinance for consideration at future public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. For further information, or to provide written comments or emails, please contact Principal Planner Dan Breedon, Butte County Department of Development Services, 7 County Center Drive, Oroville, CA 95965, or by phone at (530) 552-3682, or by email at: dbreedon@buttecounty.net.