Portland Oregon Passes Ordinance Requiring Listing Services to Provide Host Contact Information

Portland city council votes to force greater compliance of short-term rental regulations

From The Oregonian, January 21, 2015

The Portland City Council voted with little discussion Wednesday to adopt new rules intended to boost compliance of short-term rental hosts and brokers, such as Airbnb, with newly adopted city regulations for the rentals.

Commissioners Dan Saltzman, Steve Novick and Nick Fish voted in favor of compelling booking agents like Airbnb to disclose who is hosting short-term guests and where the rooms are located. It also requires the booking agents to collect city taxes from the hosts.