Short-Term Vacation Rentals

With confirmed community spread of the COVID-19 virus in Summit County, all lodging businesses, including hotels, motels, timeshares and short-term rentals (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) are required to close by 12 noon, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

It is a violation of the Amended and Restated Public Health Order dated March 17, 2020 for guests to stay past 12 noon on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in a short-term lodging unit.

This restriction currently is in effect through May 31, 2020, but is subject to change. Failure to comply with the Public Health Order is subject to penalties including fines up to $5,000, up to 18 months of jail time, and revocation of the short term rental permit.

If you suspect a residence of short term renting during the restriction, please call the STR Compalint Hotline at 970-368-2044

However, if you are under a quarantine or isolation order, you must abide by the terms of that order. In addition, if you are a local worker who currently resides in short-term lodging, please contact EOC@SummitCountyCO.gov

For more information, please refer to the following links:

Amended and Restated Public Health Order (http://www.summitcountyco.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=564)

Public Health Order Q&A  (http://www.summitcountyco.gov/Blog.aspx?IID=299)

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.

STR Permit Application Process Update

If you have submitted an STR permit application, but have not yet received an approval or denial decision, you can check the status of your application on this list. After opening the PDF, use the CTRL+F function to search for a specific property address.

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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