Private/Vacation Home Rentals

On March 6, 2018 the Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted to amend the Douglas County Zoning Ordinance to include requirements and standards for the licensing and operation of private/vacation home rentals in Douglas County.

Horizon Environmental Health will be responsible for licensing and inspecting private/vacation home rentals in Douglas County.

Below are links for information on licensing, the actual ordinance, and the license application.


If you have any questions or need more information on licensing/inspection of these rentals, please contact our sanitarians:

Doug Breitkreutz, Registered Sanitarian, 320.763.4437,
Brandon Klein, Registered Sanitarian, 320.762.2986,

Please call or email the sanitarians first if you are coming to the office as their jobs very rarely find them in the office.

If you cannot reach the sanitarians and need to speak to someone right away, please call Jessica Peterson, Public Health Supervisor at 320.762.2926.