For our short term rental permit, we are required by the City of Portland to:
"You must keep and maintain a guest log book. Record the names and home addresses of guests, guest’s license plate numbers if traveling by car, dates of stay and the room assigned to each guest. The log must be available for inspection by City staff upon request."
I have not done this for the 2+ years of our hosting and cannot imagine guests complying if I did put out a logbook. Almost all of our guests self check in and out. The logbook would have everyone's info open to any other guest who stayed. I could ask each guest for the info and keep the book with myself but I still feel that is rather intrusive. Has anyone dealt with this?