We have created this page to help deliver the information you are looking for when it comes to Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Summit County, CO.

We hope you find this information helpful. If you would prefer to speak with one of our Summit County Area Specialists about this topic please don't hesitate to give us a call or send us an email with your questions, it is important to us you have all the facts you need to make the right decisions for your Summit County Vacation property.

All short term vacation rental properties shall receive an STR license prior to advertising or operation.

Summit County has updated the STR Regulations effective December 16, 2021. Please see more information and updates click here.

Summit County Sees influx in applications prior to the short-term rental moratorium

  • Summit County's regulations for short-term vacation rentals (STRs) are applicable to properties within the unincorporated areas of Summit County.
  • Access Summit County's GIS Parcel Query to find out if a property is 'unincorporated', knowing this will help define your property's specific regulations.
  • Download full pdf version of Short-Term Rental Regulations
  • What is a 'non-exempt' unit? A non-exempt short-term rental unit is a property that does not have the following: (a) a 24 Hour Front Desk; (b) a 24 Hour Telephone System and (c) 24 Hour On-Site  Private Security
  • Complexes currently identified by the Town of Breckenridge as exempt include: Beaver Run, Bluesky, Crystal Peak, Grand Colorado, Grand Lodge on Peak 7, Grand Timber Lodge, Main Street Station, Marriot Vacations, Mountain Thunder Lodge, One Ski Hill Place, River Mountain Lodge, Valdoro and Water House.

Town of Dillon Short-Term Rental Information:

  • All owners renting their property for a period of less than 30 days must apply for a short-term license and pay a fee of $50 by June 1 of each year.
  • All short-term rental licenses expire on May 31 of each year. The calendar year fee is $50 regardless of when the license is obtained. No refund shall be made to any person who discontinues business during the taxable year and no payment shall be transferable
  • The person or company remitting the sales and lodging taxes must also obtain a business license and pay an occupational tax of $60 by January 1 of each year.
  • Questions and complaints please email [email protected] or call 970-368-2044.
  • Go to:  Dillon Short-Term Rentals for more information.

Town of Frisco Short-Term Rental Information:

  • Each Short-Term Rental (STR) unit is required to have a short-term rental license and pay taxes.
  • Effective August 1, 2021- STR License application fee is $250 per year.
  • There is a maximum occupancy of 2 occupants per bedroom plus 4 additional occupants. There is an option for STR owners to request a waiver to increase occupancy.
  • Go to: Frisco Short-Term Rentals for more information and resources.
  • Download Frisco's Short-term rental Guide

Town of Breckenridge Short-Term Rental Information:

  • Effective January 20, 2021, the Town has implemented a new third-party nuisance management system to file complaints or report issues with short-term rentals. Please call (970) 423-5334 to file a complaint.
  • Properties under contract and dated on or before September 28th will be able to apply for a permit within six months. To reiterate, the contract can be dated September 28th.
  • The Council did not add the Village at Breck to the list of exempt properties.
  • Download Short-Term Rental Regulations Ordinance
  • Go to: Breckenridge Short-Term Rentals for more information and resources.

Town of Silverthorne Short-Term Rental Information:

  • A valid short-term rental license is required for each short-term rental property in the Town of Silverthorne.
  • Short-term rental licenses are non-transferable/non-refundable in event of a property sale. The license number must be displayed in all advertising for the property.
  • Go to: Silverthorne Short-Term Rentals
  • Town of Silverthorne short-term rental complaint line: 970-406-4499

Important term definitions:

  • Short-Term Rental (STR): As defined by Summit County,  a residential dwelling unit, or any room therein that is rented for periods of less than 30 consecutive days. At this time, there are no limitations on the number of STR units licensed within the unincorporated areas of Summit County.
  • Short-Term Rental Responsible Agents: The Responsible Agent is the main point of contact for your short-term rental unit. If an issue pertaining to your STR is reported, the Responsible Agent will be contacted, and he or she will have 60 minutes to respond with a plan for resolving the issue. The Responsible Agent is required to be available to respond to issues 24/7 and must have a text-enabled phone. An STR permit holder can serve as the Responsible Agent for the STR unit, but only if you can commit to being available to respond to issues 24/7. 
  • Good Neighbor Guidelines: A code of ethics that visitors should follow to avoid negative impacts on the community. The document contains guidance on topics such as parking, wildfire prevention, respecting wildlife, waste disposal, noise, and outdoor lighting. Download Good Neighbor Guidelines
  • Short-Term Rental Vacation License: Standard application. Use if applying for five or fewer STR permits.
  • Master Bulk STR License Application: This is a bulk permitting option that is available for applications of six (6) or more STR licenses submitted by the same managing entity for units within a building or complex that utilize common parking, trash, utilities and contact information. All units included in a bulk permit application must have the same Responsible Agent assigned for all units. The Master Bulk License Application should be used for the first unit included in the bulk application. The Bulk STR License Application for Additional Units should then be used for all subsequent units included in the bulk application.
  • Short-Term Vacation Rental Conditional Use Permit (CUP): Applicable to any STR proposing a maximum occupancy of 20 or more people, or proposing to deviate from the occupancy, parking or other site standards in the Summit County STR Regulations. Learn more about STR CUPs.
  • Short-Term Vacation Rental Responsible Agent Change Request: Applicable to applicants who have already submitted an application and need to change the designated Responsible Agent.

Application Fees:

  • New STR license application fee: $150
  • Administrative CUP application fee: $350 (Note: The $350 Administrative CUP fee is the full fee charged for an administrative CUP; these applications are not charged both the STR permit fee and the administrative CUP fee.)
  • Annual renewal fee (for either STR license or CUP): $75 (Note: Licenses not renewed by the expiration date will be closed and a new license application will need to be submitted for the full fee of $150.  No late renewals will be accepted.)
  • Responsible Agent Change Request Form: $50

Need to apply for a Short-Term Vacation Rental License? Start here.

More information regarding the Short-Term Vacation Rental Moratorium details here.

The purpose of the moratorium is to address the local workforce housing crisis by preventing the further conversion of potential long-term housing stock while giving the County time to examine data and take a strategic approach to any proposed code amendments.