Short-Term Vacation Rentals

All short term vacation rental properties shall receive a permit prior to advertising or operation.

Please note that the amended Public Health Order states that the maximum number of occupants in any short-term rental unit is 10 people from a maximum of two households. Any and all larger gatherings are prohibited. Anyone who accepts a reservation for a short-term rental is responsible for verifying that the renters/occupants are not from more than two households and are not in parties larger than 10.

A sample waiver for short term renters to sign and acknowledge compliance with this order is available for property owners and managers to issue upon booking.

If you have questions about this Order, please contact or 970-668-9730

All short term rental lodging in Summit County is currently allowed to be open with appropriate physical distancing procedures. Please review industry specific guidelines for reopening on our COVID-19 Business Resources page.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and look forward to welcoming your visitors to Summit County.

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) permit 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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