Short Term Rental Information
The 2018 International Building Code identifies Short Term Rentals as Congregate Living Facilities. When occupancies are 10 or fewer, the property does not need to have a fire suppression sprinkler system. All units with an occupancy of 11 or more are required to have a fire suppression sprinkler system. Regardless of occupancy, the Fire Department does annual inspections on all Short Term Rentals.
A business license is required for each Short Term Rental Unit, information can be found here:
Washington City has designated subdivisions that are approved for Short Term Rentals. The approved subdivisions are listed below and can be found on our website in map form: Subdivisions in Washington
Approved subdivisions for Short Term Rentals
- Casitas at Sienna Hills(see exemptions below)
- Coral Ridge Townhomes (see exemptions)
- Cottages at Stucki Farms
- Escondido at Sienna Hills
- Freedom Village
- Ladera at Sienna Hills
- The Eighth at Coral Canyon
- Town Center at Coral Canyon
- Vida Sol Vacation Townhomes
- Paseos at Sienna Hills
The approved subdivisions can also be found in the RRST (Residential Rental Short Term) map overlay on our website: Zoning Districts for Washington City
The Casitas at Sienna Hills exceptions
As found in the Sienna Hills (PCD) Planned Community Development amendment Ordinance 2015-15 and Ordinance 2020-06
- Ordinance 2020-06 The owner of the property can designate their own property management company but must have a single point of contact (that resides either on the property, or within Washington County, Utah)
- Ordinance 2015-15
- When nightly rentals are allowed in this portion of the Sienna Hills parcel 3 there shall be no nightly rentals allowed in units 18-27 and 77-86.
- A wall shall be placed around the entire parcel 3 of the development.
- Garages shall remain open for parking and be used for vehicles only. Renters must park in garages, assigned visitors parking, or the driveways of the exterior units, no on-street parking is allowed.
- Unit owners may only own one unit.
- No more than 10 occupants per unit allowed.
- The noise ordinance shall be no less restrictive than what is currently allowed in the Washington City Noise Ordinance.
- Each renter shall receive a written rental contract detailing these specific guidelines.
Coral Ridge Townhomes exceptions
- As found in Ordinance 2020-06 The owner of the property can designate their own property management company but must have a single point of contact (that resides either on the property, or within Washington County, Utah)
PUD Planned Unit Development - Ordinance 2020-06:
The Home Owners Association (or their designee) for each short term rental development, will be responsible for providing to the city, a single point of contact (that resides either on the property, or within Washington County, Utah) that will be directly responsible for:
- Any and all circumstances and/or disturbances that may need addressing due to the property owners or their guest, and;
- Assuring that all units being used as Short Term Rentals, have a current Washington City Business License, and;
- Assuring that all units being used as Short Term Rentals will be scheduled for, and pass, a Washington City Fire Department yearly inspection of the unit being used as a Short Term Rental.