Short Term Rentals

Regulatory Framework

The Town Council has contemplated how best to regulate and monitor Short-term Rentals (STRs) in the community through formal discussion. Town Council has reviewed and considered feedback from the public on draft regulations and has provided staff with direction to develop a regulatory framework.

The purpose of these regulations is to gather better information on STRs and mitigate any negative impacts that STRs may create by allowing permitted short-term rentals to operate within the Town. The goal is to have an STR permit system in place as soon as possible (depending on the complexity of the regulations). The Council recognizes that flexibility is necessary for maintaining responsiveness to the community's desires and market conditions for short-term Rentals.  

The Council last met to discuss regulations at the September 19 meeting. Following that discussion, Council directed staff to create the draft regulatory framework below:

What are Short-Term Rentals?

Short-term rental is a type of lodging wherein a dwelling unit, either in full or in part, is rented to a temporary occupant(s) for fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days. Often facilitated by peer-to-peer websites such as VRBO.com and AirBnB.com, short-term rentals are most commonly residential properties available for rent. A bed and breakfast is sometimes considered a type of short-term rental.  

The Town of Snowmass Village will require hosts to obtain a license in order to offer a short-term rental as part of their property. 

Permits will require STR applicants to provide information regarding ownership, contact information, where the property is listed, number of bedrooms, and number of parking spaces.

Permit Types

There are four types of short-term rental permits:

  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 1: Hotels 
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 2: Multi-family A
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 3: Multi-family B
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 4: Single-family homes & Duplexes

Read the full description for permit types: Short-term Rental Permit Types (PDF)

Application & Fees

The proposed application fee for a short-term rental permit is based on the permit type. 

  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 1: Hotels 
    • Business License Fee: $ 85.00 per hotel/lodge
    • Short-term rental Permit Fee: $100 per hotel room
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 2: Multi-family A
    • Business License Fee: $85.00 per each parent company
    • Short-term rental Permit Fee: $100 per unit
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 3: Multi-family B
    • Business License Fee: $85.00 per owner
    • Short-term rental Permit Fee: $100 per unit
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 4: Single-family homes & Duplexes
    • Business License Fee: $85.00 per home
    • Short-term rental Permit Fee: $200 per bedroom

Read the full fee description for permit types: Short-term Rental Permit Types (PDF)

Resources

The following resources will take you to additional forms and information related to the permitting process for short-term rentals inside Town city limits: