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A. Applications for short-term rental permits must be made on the applicable form provided by the city and should contain the following information:

1. Host’s name, mailing address, physical address, phone number;

2. Local contact name, mailing address, physical address, phone number, business license number (if applicable);

3. Business license number, if known;

4. A city business license will be required before the short-term rental license is issued;

5. Physical address of proposed short-term rental;

6. Number of bedrooms and proposed occupancy;

7. Number of off-street parking spaces;

8. Other information as required by the city.

B. Requirements Not Exclusive. The approval of a short-term rental permit shall not relieve any host of the obligation to comply with all other provisions of this code applicable to the use and occupancy of the property.

C. Records of Compliance. The host shall retain records documenting the compliance with this chapter for a period of three years after each period of short-term rental, including, but not limited to, records showing payment of lodging taxes by a hosting platform on behalf of a host. Upon reasonable notice, the host shall provide any such documentation to the city of Cle Elum upon request for the purpose of inspection or audit.

D. Violation and Enforcement.

1. Revocation of Permit. A short-term rental permit may be revoked for any of the following reasons: fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for, or in the operation of, the short-term rental, failure to pay lodging tax, failure to maintain a valid city business license, or more than two responses to the same renters and/or guests on the property by the city police or other law enforcement agencies for reasons of noise, parking, or nuisance or other violations of the city ordinance or law related to the property’s use as a short-term rental. Any short-term rental which receives a police response more than four times within a twelve-month period for the listed violations may have the short-term rental permit revoked.

2. Violations. Violations of this chapter and any requirements therein may result in the revocation of a short-term rental permit.

3. Enforcement. Violations of this chapter, including operating a short-term rental without a valid permit, may be enforced by any law enforcement officer or code enforcement officer as set forth by state law or city municipal code (CEMC Chapter 8.60).

E. Appeals. Appeals of any short-term rental permitting decision shall follow the provisions of CEMC Section 17.100.130.

(Ord. 1601 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021)