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City of Rockaway Beach

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Vacation Rental Information

Property owners renting homes on a short term basis are required to have a short term rental license and pay Transient Room Tax (TRT). The following forms and ordinances offer home owners the information they will need to legally rent houses for short periods of time within Rockaway Beach city limits.

Transient Room Tax is paid quarterly on the fiscal year calendar.

Transient Room Tax Due Dates

1st quarter
January – March
Due by April 30th

2nd quarter
April – June
Due by July 30th

3rd quarter
July – September
Due by October 30th

4th quarter
October – December
Due by January 30th


Short-Term Rental license renewal applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2024.

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Short Term Rental Regulations

F.A.Q. & Fees

  • New STR License-$500.00
  • STR Renewal License-$500.00
  • STR License Transfer-$500.00
  • STR Under Construction Application-$95.00
  • STR Waiting List Application-$95.00

Rockaway Beach Community Grants

Information and applications for the various grants available including general, facade & off-season tourism grants

Rockaway Beach Grant Writing Classes

Tillamook County Visitor’s Association will hold a grant writing class to assist Rockaway Beach businesses with the City of Rockaway Beach’s grant application process.

The same class is offered at 2 different times

Rockaway Beach Civic Facility
November 9, 2023
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Off Season Tourism Marketing Grants

Grants up to $3,000 for off season marketing

Facade Improvement Grant

Grants up to $20,000 to assist in making buildings more attractive and accessible to visitors