Posted by: Deborah Bryant | January 31, 2007

Tillamook County Planning Commission Contacts

Want to contact your local Planning Commission? Here’s how to reach them. (Sorry folks, they don’t give out their email addresses.)  Updated Jan 29, 2009.

Planning Commissioners (along with the date of their expiration of term)

Kurt Heckeroth – December 31, 2011
Merrianne Hoffman – December 31, 2010
Bruce Lovelin – December 31, 2009
Gale Ousele – December 31, 2012
Terry Jones – December 31, 2012
Kurt Mizee – December 31, 2012
Don LaFrance – December 31, 2011

Mailing address:

Tillamook County Planning Commission
201 Laurel Avenue
Tillamook, Oregon 97141


  1. To Whom It May Concern:

    I own several vacation rentals in The Rocakway Beach, OR vacinity.
    Attached are my comments/questions regarding the new ordinances (Draft 07/2009).

    Section 19.30
    #1 Currently, all vacation rentals are required to be registered with the Oregn Dept of Revenue. All rental properties located in Rockaway Beach, OR are required to have an annual Business License. What would be the purpose of this additional permit? How much more money does each property owner have to invest in permits, etc to do business on the coast?

    Section 19.40
    #2 Completion of the inspection section
    o Why are vacation rentals being singled out here? Any home sold should meet the same inspection criteria. As a vacation rental owner, we are required to pay a significant more for insurance in order to rent out these homes. Burdening us again w/another thecost of inspections every so many years does not make sense. Either add this requirement for all homes or none.

    #3 Site Plans drawn to scale are another undue cost burden. Again, why are vacation rentals being singled out here? Why shouldn’t this be the same for all properties – vacation rentals or not? If it’s determined to be a necesity, incorporate it into the closing costs for all homes.

    #5 Proof of insurance is already required for all mortgages. Let’s keep that with the mortgage companies.

    Section 19.50
    #1 Three Day Consecutive Day Rental – Looking over my property rentals for the last 3 years, less than half of the rental periods are for a minimum of three days or more. Tourists are struggling to find the finances to go away on vacation. If we are forced to limit our rentals to a minimum of a 3 day stay, we might as well close our doors to business as that is what this will be doing. People are struggling to make ends meet. Vacations are one of the 1st things to get cut in today’s economic scenario.

    #3 Off Street Parking – if you’re trying to limit the number of cars on offstreet parking, why limit the # of people in them? This seems contradictory to minimizing the number of cars on the street.

    Please keep in mind that we are a significant revenue generator for the coastal area, especially areas like Rockaway Beach. Economic times are tough and we’re seeing less renters in our homes. It’s getting to the point where vacation property owners will begin to say “enough is enough”. Can you really afford to have that happen?

    -Michelle A. Rudo
    (310) 963-4831

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