Short-Term Vacation Rentals
All short term vacation rental properties shall receive an STR license prior to advertising or operation.
STR MORATORIUM INFORMATION
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)
- Unincorporated properties are outside of the town boundaries. If you are unsure of where your property is located, please visit our Parcel Query Tool.
- The resort areas of Keystone and Copper Mountain and portions of the Peak 8 Breckenridge ski area are exempt from this moratorium.
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.
If you own an STR property, you are required to obtain an STR license.
STR owners must remit all applicable taxes.
To report non-emergency issues concerning an STR property, contact the STR Helper Hotline online or by phone.
STRs in unincorporated Summit County are subject to our short-term rental regulations.
Summit County is reviewing current short-term rental regulations to determine if updates are needed.
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.