City of Gearhart

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Vacation Rental Dwelling Application Period is now open – Oct 17 to Dec 16

All application forms are now available online at:

Application packets may also be picked up at the Gearhart City Hall

  • One Time Application process for all residential zones except R3

Upon the effective date established by City Council Ordinance (October 17 to December 16, 2016) there will be a one-time 60-day period in which a property owner may file an application for a vacation rental permit from the City of Gearhart.  At the time of application the applicant shall provide proof that city lodging taxes were paid on the subject property prior to the end of the 60-day application period. When the one-time 60-day application period expires there shall be no new permit opportunities.   The permit application must be deemed complete within 180 days of submittal.

During the permit offering a duplex or multi family structure in a R-2 zone is allowed one (1) vacation rental dwelling permit per dwelling unit.



October 11, 2016

Gheri Fouts, immediate past president of Trail’s End Art Association, is the featured artist for the November show opening on Saturday, November 5. The public is invited to the reception from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the gallery located at 656 DSCN2106.JPGA Street in Gearhart. Meet the artist, enjoy her work, and partake of refreshments. Work of other member artists will also be on display. This event is part of the Gearhart Art Walk, so there are multiple locations for enjoying the work of talented local artists.

In a decade of water color painting, Fouts paints in a style that can be described as loose realism, capturing misty moods and edgy apprehension on paper. She paints with the question in mind, ”Do you see what I see?” She entices the observer to brace against the wind of a rainy day on the river walk, or step onto a sandy beach. She paints anything that could generate a smile.  Her abstracts are often whimsically primitive. Gheri loves to see the paint mix on the paper, whether it is on the side of a freighter or with distant trees in a valley. “The washed colors and moody appearance seem to suit our rainy winters and maritime scenery,” she adds.

An eager learner, Gheri is often the first to sign up for workshops with noted artists, having studied under Eric Wiegard and the late Royal Nebbekker to name two specific examples. She got started when local artist, Judy Fredrickson, “…put a brush in my hand and gave me lessons at Trail’s End.” In addition to serving as president, she has chaired several of the annual Trail’s End judged shows held each July. Part of her commitment to Trail’s End Art Association is motivated by Gheri’s belief that painting with others is beneficial. As she puts it, “I like to paint in a group, so I am in several groups that paint and draw together.” Her advice to someone getting started with artistic endeavors is to keep at it on a daily basis. “Painting becomes more rewarding when you make it part of your daily routine, even if it is just a 10-minute sketch.”