Short Term Rental Policy

Short Term Rental Policy

As you may be aware, Chelan County Community Development recently enacted

Short Term Rental (STR) Codes. Part of that new code states “Each applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Director they have a properly functioning and permitted onsite sewage system meeting applicable Health District permitting and standards for the occupancy. The wastewater system must at all times of occupancy, be maintained and operate as originally permitted.” [CCC 11.88.290 (4) (H) (ii)]

To accomplish this task and to properly review an estimated 1000 STRs in Chelan County on individual septic systems, the Health District has implemented the flowing STR review/approval process.

STR Process

Health District Process

Final approval for your STR operating permit is done by Chelan County.


  • If you have any questions in regards to Chelan STR codes review the information they provide - Chelan Community Development, prior to contacting their STR department
  • If you have any questions in regards to the Health District STR process, you may contact our Environmental Health office at (509)-886-6400

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