North Idaho

CDA wants public input on vacation rentals

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The City of Coeur d'Alene wants residents to give their input on a new vacation rental ordinance.

The ordinance would outline rules and regulations for short-term rentals (also known has vacation rentals). This would include stays through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.

The City of Coeur d'Alene is focusing on minimizing the impact on the community, but allowing interested homeowners the opportunity to rent out their property.

"Proposed regulations would prohibit vacation rentals in Accessory Dwelling Units, a room or set of rooms attached or unattached from a single-family residence used as a separate dwelling unit," wrote CDA Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor in a press release. "The regulations also require that a responsible party would need to be available at all times while the unit is occupied to address complaints, and a "Good Neighbor" pamphlet would have to be provided to guests."

The aforementioned pamphlet can be found here.

The city is taking input through Oct. 13. If you wish to give your two cents, contact CDA Planner Sean Holm at or call him at 208-676-7401.