Short-Term Vacation Rentals

If you have submitted a renewal before expiration, you may continue to operate your short term rental unless otherwise notified by staff.  During renewal review, you will be contacted when the renewal is approved or if there are questions.

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

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.

STR Regulations

Summit County has updated the STR Regulations effective February 15, 2023. Please visit the Regulation page for more information.

A current list of all active STR licenses in unincorporated Summit County is available and updated every week in pdf format. To search for an address, use Ctrl F to activate the search function. 

Learn more on our STR FAQ page

Compliance Timeline for Existing STR License Holders

If you are in the Neighborhood Overlay Zone and you have an active pre-existing STR license or applied for a license before the new regulations were adopted on February 15, 2023 your license will automatically be converted to a Type II license during renewal 2023.

Resort and Neighborhood Overlay Zones

Summit County has adopted STR Overlay Zones to acknowledge the distinction between neighborhoods and resort communities. If your property is located in the STR Resort Overlay Zone (ROZ) which includes, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Tiger Run Resort, and unincorporated areas at the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, you will apply for a Resort License. Resort Licenses have greater occupancy, allowances, and no restrictions on the number of nights rented.  

If your property is not located in the Resort Overlay Zone then it is in the STR Neighborhood Overlay Zone (NOZ)

STR Responsible Agents

The Responsible Agent (RA) is the main point of contact for your short-term rental unit. If an issue pertaining to your STR is reported, the Responsible Agent will be contacted, and he or she will have 60 minutes to respond with a plan for resolving the issue. The Responsible Agent is required to be available to respond to issues 24/7 and must have a text-enabled phone.

An STR license holder can serve as the Responsible Agent for the STR unit, but only if they can commit to being available to respond to issues 24/7.

To change the responsible agent on your STR license, click on the button, "Update Responsible Agent Information" in the Host Compliance Portal.