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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Nov 09

STR Process Update: Meeting materials for the November 13 Public Hearing are posted for review

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 4:22 PM by Dorothy Martinez

Just a reminder that the Board of County Commissioners will continue their review of the draft short-term vacation rental regulations for unincorporated Summit County at a second public hearing on Tuesday, November 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the County Courthouse, located at 208 E. Lincoln Ave. in Breckenridge. At the November 13 meeting, the BOCC will continue reviewing the draft regulations, consider additional public comments, and, if appropriate, make a decision regarding the adoption of the proposed regulations. This meeting will include a public hearing, during which members of the public are invited to provide comment.


The November 13 meeting materials are available for review on the County website at:  The STR materials begin on page 154. 


The draft regulations (Attachment 1) have been updated to incorporate several revisions recommended by the public and Countywide Planning Commission (CWPC), based on direction provided by the BOCC at the October 23 meeting.


The staff report discusses key issues that the BOCC directed County staff to further investigate in response to community concerns, such as occupancy provisions and the potential for a more streamlined permitting process for resort and multifamily properties already managed by HOAs or property management companies.  Options for additional revisions to the regulations, which are described in the staff report, have not yet been incorporated into the draft regulations.  These changes may be made if supported by the BOCC at the November 13 hearing.