General office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
NOTICE: Beginning Monday, July 15th the Planners will only be available for general questions Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm or by appointment.
To Ask A Planner your question, email our planning team.
You can access a STR application or STR renewal form by scrolling down to Zoning Ordinance, Applications, Fees and Planning Documents, click Applications, click on Short Term Rental or Short Term Rental Renewal.Property owners need to obtain an STR permit prior to using a dwelling as a STR. How STRs are permitted and the type of STR permit differs depending on how property is zoned. An unpermitted STR could be subject to enforcement and penalties.
The Planning Department oversees all unincorporated portions of Hood River County outside the City Limits of Hood River and Cascade Locks. Department functions are organized into three categories: 1) public service; 2) development review; and 3) project planning (legislative amendments and special projects). Collectively, the department provides technical assistance and information to the public and local officials, administers the county land use regulations, supports a variety of planning-associated programs, and generates citizen interest, input and participation in the planning process. One of the department’s primary roles is the administration of the Hood River County Zoning Ordinance (HRCZO), where focus is placed on full compliance with state and local laws.
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