top of page

Short Term Rental Information for Lincoln City and Roads End

Short Term Rentals (STR)have proliferated in Lincoln City and especially in Roads End.  REIA wants local property owners, residents, and short-term renters to understand the laws that govern these properties and steps that can be taken if problems arise.  

 Click here to access the City of Lincoln City's STR web page, which includes ordinances that govern these properties.  

STR Enforcement:

For STR problems like:

  • excessive noise inside or outside the home >> quiet hours are 9 pm – 7 am

  • overflowing garbage cans or bags of garbage left outside of the garbage bin

  • parking >> blocking the street or parking on your property

  • maximum occupancy >> three guests per bedroom, plus one additional guest per house and a maximum of 5 bedrooms per house (16 people total in the largest, 5-bedroom, property)

  • clear signage >> all STRs must have a sign showing the local property manager and contact information


*****Please call the non-emergency Lincoln City Police number below to report problems.  This ensures that any complaint is registered with the city as a code violation.  Or report the problem using the Code Enforcement Customer Portal. You may also contact the local property manager as well.
Non-Emergency Police - 541-994-3636



Licensing Information and STR Limits 

When Roads End was annexed to Lincoln City in 2013, STR regulations had to be developed that governed the properties in our neighborhood.  Here is a summary of the current status of unlimited STRs in Roads End.  

Roads End STR Rules Approved by the City Council as of November 23, 2017

"In the R
1-RE (Roads End Residential) zone, all existing licensed vacation rentals and those with complete applications as of November 23, 2017, are allowed to continue as legal non-conforming uses without limits on the number of nights they may be rented, as long as the licenses are kept current and meet all regulations.   These properties may also be sold for a period of seven years from November 23, 2017, without loss of the non-conforming status.

“When the total number of nonconforming unlimited STRs in the R1-RE zone is reduced to 10 percent of the total number of lots in that zone, a cap of 10 percent shall be triggered on such unlimited STRs and all existing nonconforming unlimited STRs under the cap will be rendered permitted uses.

It should be noted that  STR owners must comply with the transient room tax provisions explained here:  Chapter 3.04, Transient Room Tax.






bottom of page