Short Term Rentals Blog

Summit County is implementing regulations for short term rentals (STRs), which are applicable to properties in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. The STR regulations address:
  • - Permitting and fees
  • - Regulation of key neighborhood impacts (e.g., parking and trash) 
  • - Regulation of life safety issues (e.g., smoke and carbon monoxide detectors)
  • - An effective compliance-monitoring and enforcement system.
This blog will keep you abreast of relevant processes, policies, information and other matters related to our STR program.

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Aug 03

STR Process Update: July 31 work session discussion and next steps

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 4:27 PM by Julie Sutor

Summit County continued its work on development of regulations for short-term vacation rentals, also known as STRs, at a work session with the Summit County Board of County Commissioners on July 31. The BOCC and County staff discussed key STR policies, including recommended permitting requirements, parking and occupancy standards, and trash and recycling protocols. The feedback from that meeting was incorporated into draft documents that we are inviting the public to comment on:

  • Draft Code: STR regulations will primarily be written as a new Section 3821 to the County Land Use and Development Code. We invite you to take a look at the current working draft.
  • Draft permitting guide: STR operators will be required to apply for a permit prior to operating an STR. The draft permit application is available online.

We would like your feedback! Fill out the STR Feedback Form, which we created to facilitate input on the draft regulations.

County staff will be facilitating focus groups of interested stakeholders in the next couple of weeks to discuss these draft regulations. Focus group participants will be selected from the list of people who had previously expressed an interest in the regulations. If you were not selected to be on a focus group, we still really want your feedback, so please let us know your thoughts via the form referenced above.

Finally, the first public hearing on the proposed regulations has been scheduled. The Countywide Planning Commission will meet to review the proposed regulations on Aug. 27, 2018. The meeting will be held at the County Commons, Buffalo Mountain Room, 0037 Peak One Drive, Frisco.

Stay tuned for further updates as we move forward.