Short Term Rental Information - Washington City Utah

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:

washingtoncity.org/business

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

  1. 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)

  1. Ordinance 2015-15  
  1. 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.
  2. A wall shall be placed around the entire parcel 3 of the development.
  3. 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.
  4. Unit owners may only own one unit.
  5. No more than 10 occupants per unit allowed.
  6. The noise ordinance shall be no less restrictive than what is currently allowed in the Washington City Noise Ordinance.
  7. Each renter shall receive a written rental contract detailing these specific guidelines.

Coral Ridge Townhomes exceptions

  1. 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:

  1.  Any and all circumstances and/or disturbances that may need addressing due to the property owners or their guest, and;
  2. Assuring that all units being used as Short Term Rentals, have a current Washington City Business License, and;
  3. 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.

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