The Summit Board of County Commissioners passed new short-term rental regulations and plans to make adjustments based on concerns expressed by the public.  The new regulations now separate unincorporated Summit County into two zones; resort and neighborhood.   

New Short-Term Rental Regulations – Licensing

Short-term rentals in the resort zones now include Copper Mountain, Keystone, Peaks 7 and 8, and Tiger Run.  These zones will continue to operate the way they do right now but licenses will now become resort licenses. 

Neighborhood zones will include the rest of unincorporated county land and will use a tiered system for licensing.  All neighborhood zones will have three types of licenses depending on the type and use of the home: 

Type I: This license is for those who rent out their primary residence. The Type 1 license has unlimited annual nightly rentals of a bedroom in the home when the homeowner is present and a maximum of 60 nights per year to rent the entire unit. 

Type II: This license is targeted to second-home owners — though owners can apply for this license for their primary residence, too — and is limited to 135 nights per year. 

Type III: For second-home owners who want an exemption on the nightly limit, this license requires a conditional-use permit and has different terms for single-family homes and multifamily complexes. 

Continue here to read the full New Short-Term Rental Ordinance. 

Short-Term Rental Regulations & Licensing 

Short-term rental regulations and licensing requirements have become more and more popular as the vacation rental industry continues to grow.  Licensing requirements can help maintain and regulate the number of short-term rentals in an area, as well as give comfort to those people who believe vacation rentals are disturbing the quality of life within their town or neighborhood. 

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