Submitted by San Juan County
Every holder of a vacation rental permit in San Juan County is required to annually submit a Vacation Rental Certificate of Compliance. Vacation rental certificates of compliance for 2019 are due on Dec. 31. You can now submit those online through the new San Juan County Online Permit Center.
In order to submit online, you will need to sign up for a portal account in the new system. If you already have created an account in the new system, you will be able to go to your account and submit your certificate.
There is no fee for a Vacation Rental Certificate of Compliance in 2019. For more information, call the Department of Community Development at 360-378-2354, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online permit center
To access the online permit center, visit https://www.sanjuanco.com/718/Online-Permit-Center-Search-Pay-Inspecti. You can search for permits without an account, but you will need to sign up for an account to submit.
You can sign up for a portal account at the aforementioned website. After you create your portal account, you will receive a verification email, and then you will need to log-out and log-in to have all of the apply online features available. If you already created an account when you applied for your burn permit in October, you do not need to create another account.
When you sign up for an account the first time, you will be asked for an access code. You do not need an access code to sign up for an account or submit your vacation rental certificate of compliance, just click the option to skip this step. If you have already signed up for an account, you do not need to sign up for another one.
Submit and apply
In order to submit your Vacation Certificate of Compliance, you will need to be logged in, and then you will need to click on the “Applications” button, and then the “Apply” button. This will take you to a page with two drop-down menu options. In the “Category” you will need to select “Land Use” and in the “Type” you will select “Vacation Rental Certificate of Compliance.” You will need to have the following information available in order to complete the submittal: Vacation rental permit number; island; parcel number or address of the vacation rental; UBI number; name and address of the local property representative; and the 24 emergency/complaint number. You will also need a digital or scan copy of your most recent Rules of Conduct. You will be able to upload these after you have submitted your certificate. You do not need to submit a copy of your Rules of Conduct if your vacation rental is inactive in 2019 and 2020.
Submit a paper copy
The county also accepts paper copies of your Vacation Rental Certificate of Compliance. If you submit on paper, you will not receive a confirmation, however. Paper copies should be mailed to San Juan County Department of Community Development, PO Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA. 98250. You will need to include a copy of your most recent Rules of Conduct unless your vacation rental is inactive in both 2019 and 2020.