Some Gig Harbor residents push back against short-term rental moratorium

Some Gig Harbor residents say they aren’t happy with a six-month ban on applications for short-term rentals, and also feel they weren’t even included.

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Hayley Nichols is one of dozens of Gig Harbor residents who makes her property available for short-term rentals. But she says getting a permit meant cutting through a lot of red tape.

“There was a lot of delay, passing the buck, moving around, leaving messages, no returns,” Nichols said. “And two months later, requesting documentation and reports that were really, really expensive, that we didn’t feel were needed, that delayed our application further.”

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