Short-Term Vacation Rentals

All short term vacation rental properties shall receive an STR license prior to advertising or operation.


On September 14, 2021, the Summit County Board of County Commissioners approved a temporary and targeted moratorium on the issuance of new STR licenses in the unincorporated areas of Summit County beginning September 18, 2021 and lasting 90 days, with specific exceptions as noted below. (Please note this does not affect permits that are already active, submitted, under review, or those going through the conversion process)

Special Exception Petition:  Properties under contract for sale prior to the moratorium going into effect on September 18, 2021 or properties under construction with a certificate of occupancy anticipated prior to the lifting of the moratorium may be granted an exception to this temporary moratorium.  Evidence of real estate contract, signed and dated, and an affidavit of intent to short term rent will be required.  If you meet the criteria contained in Attachment B to the Resolution, you may apply for a Special Exception using the application form after September 18, 2021.

For more information and to stay up to date with these topics please visit our STR Moratorium page

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Summit County regulates short-term vacation rentals (STRs) to address neighborhood impacts and life safety issues. Summit County's regulations for STRs are applicable to properties within the unincorporated areas of Summit County.

If you own property within unincorporated Summit County (outside the boundary of an incorporated town) and are interested in renting it out for periods of less than 30 consecutive days, you must obtain a short-term vacation rental (STR) license and remit all applicable taxes.

Short-Term Rental Discussion

In this video, Summit County staff provide background on our short-term rental regulations, the permit process, the complaint hotline and key dates and deadlines.

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