Chelan County vacation rental rules could be completed by end of the year

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WENATCHEE – Chelan County Commissioners report they should have a new set of vacation rental rules to regulate vacation rental properties by the end of the year.

Commissioner Doug England says there’s been an alarming increase in the numbers of rentals listed on websites such as VRBO and Airbnb.

The issues of traffic, noise and parking are the main drivers of the move toward stricter vacation rental regulations.

The problems are countywide but most of the neighborhood complaints are coming from the Chelan and Leavenworth areas.