Short Term Rental Moratorium
A temporary 6-month moratorium on acceptance of applications for Lodging Level 1 (short term rentals) was adopted by City Council on September 27, 2021. The moratorium is designed to give City Council and the Planning Commission appropriate time to review current conditions and analyze potential issues related to short term rentals. All short term rental applications submitted prior to 5pm on September 27, 2021 will be processed in accordance with the Gig Harbor Municipal Code.
The Ordinance has been put into effect to allow the City time to consider adjustment of regulating codes pursuant to short term rentals. Short term rentals have become a popular form of lodging in recent years in areas traditionally used for single family residences. The City would like to fully evaluate the number of existing short term rentals, positive and negative effects on the community and any necessary mitigation that may be needed. Public input is encouraged.
A public hearing with the City Council is scheduled for October 11, 2021, the meeting begins at 5:30pm.
Additional public meeting dates will be added to this website once they are scheduled.
Carl de Simas
How to Comment
Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts at the public hearing. All persons will have an opportunity to present their oral comments at the public hearings by joining the virtual meetings.
Those wishing to submit written comments may do so by submitting them to the City Clerk at 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All written comments must be received by noon on the day of the meeting. Written comments will be entered into the record for the Public Hearing but will not be read aloud during the public hearing.