Immediate moratorium on granting vacation rental permits!

Dated: January 14 2021

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from San Juan County, WA:

Immediate moratorium on granting vacation rental permits!

In a 3-0 vote, the Council adopted an immediate moratorium on granting new vacation rental permits, affecting new and pending applications that aren't yet complete. The moratorium goes into effect at 12:01am tomorrow, January 13. This moratorium allows the Council to consider reforms to the current vacation rental system while the granting of new permits is placed "on pause." Council Member Cindy Wolf moved this resolution, and it was adopted unanimously. A public hearing is set for February 23 when the Council will consider extending the moratorium for a period of 6 months. The careful steady work of the Vacation Rental Work Group on Orcas takes credit for this, along with Cindy's new leadership as our County Council Member.

What does this mean for our busy Real Estate Market, only time will tell......... 

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Jane lived in Alaska after graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. In Juneau, she founded her own consulting practice and worked on Landscape Architectural pr....

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