Summit Cove

Short Term Rentals Blog

Summit County is working to develop regulations for short term rentals (STRs), which will be applicable to properties in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. The scope of this project includes establishing STR regulations that 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 meetings, proposed policies, key issues and other matters related to this process.

Dec 21

County has adopted STR regulations, with roll out of permitting system to begin late February:

Posted on December 21, 2018 at 3:02 PM by Dorothy Martinez

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted new regulations for short-term vacation rentals in unincorporated Summit County on December 18.  We greatly appreciate the extensive involvement and valuable input we received from the community, which helped the County to craft regulations that will effectively address community concerns, while providing a fair and streamlined permitting process for STR owners and managers in our community.  The adopted regulations can be viewed on the County website at: www.SummitCountyCO.gov/STR

The anticipated timeline for rolling out the County’s online STR permitting system is as follows:

  • Late February 2019 – The STR permitting system will go live and the County will begin accepting and processing STR permit applications. 
  • June 1, 2019 – This is the required deadline for a STR permit application to be submitted to the County for any STR unit operating in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. 
  • June 30, 2019 – As of this date, if a STR is found to be operating without the required County STR permit, it shall be considered a violation of the County Land Use and Development Code. This will allow all STR unit owners to get through the 2018-2019 ski season before enforcement of the new County STR regulations begins.

We will continue to provide blog updates as the County moves forward with developing and implementing the STR permitting system during January – June 2019.  Happy holidays, and stay tuned for updates on the roll-out of the permitting process in the New Year!

Dec 14

STR Process Update: Meeting materials for the December 18 Public Hearing are posted for review

Posted on December 14, 2018 at 4:16 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 3rd public hearing on Tuesday, December 18 at 9:00 a.m. at the County Courthouse, located at 208 E. Lincoln Ave. in Breckenridge. At the December 18 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 December 18 meeting materials are available for review on the County website at: http://summitcountyco.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_12182018-922.  The STR materials begin on page 2. 

 

The staff report discusses key issues that the BOCC directed County staff to further investigate in response to community concerns, including occupancy provisions, considerations for condo-hotels and timeshares / fractional ownership units, and revisions to the process, timeline and fees for STR permitting and annual renewals.   The staff report outlines several recommended revisions to the proposed regulations to address these concerns, and the draft regulations (Attachment 1) have been updated to incorporate these recommended changes, which will be discussed with the BOCC at the December 18 meeting.

 

Nov 16

STR Process Update: 3rd County Commissioners’ Public Hearing on December 18

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 11:16 AM by Dorothy Martinez

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has continued their review of draft short-term vacation rental regulations for unincorporated Summit County to a third public hearing, which will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the County Courthouse, 208 East Lincoln Ave. in Breckenridge. 

 

We appreciate the community’s continued involvement in this process and the input you have provided for County staff and decision makers’ consideration.  In response to the input received, the BOCC has tasked County staff with further evaluating several key issues raised by the public, and developing suggested revisions to the proposed regulations that could be made to address these concerns. Key areas of concern include occupancy provisions, special considerations for condo-hotels and fractional ownership units, and a revised process and timeline for rolling out the initial STR permitting process and handling annual permit renewals.  During the next month, County staff will be looking into options to revise the proposed regulations to address these concerns, which will be discussed with the BOCC at the December 18 meeting.  The December 18 meeting will include a public hearing, during which members of the public are invited to provide comments.

 

Please look for another blog update with a link to view the December 18 meeting materials online, once the materials are finalized and posted to the County website.