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Short-term Rental (STR) Regulations
What are Short-term Rentals?
A short-term rental (STR) 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 requires hosts to obtain a business license and permit in order to offer a short-term rental as part of their property.
Short-term Rental Permit Portal
- The Town’s compliance manager will approve your permit request form for the permit type that you have chosen.
- Next, look for an email or a pending task in MUNIRevs for your permit and business license applications.
- After you complete the permit and business license applications, this will go through a review process with the compliance manager.
- Once approved, the fee will be posted to your account.
- Final approval will occur after the Finance Department verifies your payment.
- After final approval, you will be able to print your permit.
Short-term Rental Regulations
The Town Council discussed and considered community feedback on how best to regulate and monitor Short-term Rentals (STRs) in the community. Regulations were adopted in Ordinance 6-2022 in November 2022.
These regulations aim 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 STR permit system will be in place in early 2023, and regulation go into effect on May 1, 2023. Fee revenue from permits goes into the General Fund to support administration and regulatory efforts.
The regulatory framework may be viewed below:
- STR Regulatory Framework (PDF)
- STR Rental Permit Types, Requirements, Fees & Violations (PDF)
- STR Self-compliance Affidavit (PDF)
- STR Permit FAQs (PDF)
- STR Good Neighbor Guidelines (PDF)
Short-term Rental regulations will be effective May 1, 2023.
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.
Read the full fee description for permit types: Short-term Rental Permit Types (PDF)
Permit Type 1
Permit Type 2
Permit Type 3
Permit Type 4
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|Mailing address of the Owner||X||X||X||X|
|Phone number of the Owner||X||X||X||X|
|Email address of the Owner||X||X||X||X|
|Name of Designated Local Owner Representative||X||X||X||X|
|Phone number of Designated Local Owner Representative||X||X||X||X|
|Email address of Designated Local Owner Representative||X||X||X||X|
|Property Management company name||X||X||X|
|Property Management company mailing address||X||X||X|
|Property Management company email address||X||X||X|
|Property Management company phone number||X||X||X|
|How long has your unit been listed as an STR||X||X|
|List of all places where this/these units are advertised||X||X||X||X|
|Identify the number of bedrooms in the unit||X||X||X|
|Identify the number of beds in the unit||X||X||X||X|
|Does your property restrict parking||X||X||X|
|Identify the number of assigned parking spaces for the unit||X||X||X|
|Parking permit through hotel or lodge||X||X|
|Who is your HOA?||X||X|
|Identify the number of units used for long-term rental||X||X|
|Identify the number of units that are non-rental||X|
|How many days do you intend to rent per year?||X||X|
|Read and sign the Affidavit||X||X||X|
|Read and sign the Good Neighbor Guidelines||X||X||X|
|Business License Fee||X||X||X||X|
Airbnb & VRBO Transition
For those existing properties renting through a third-party (Airbnb or VRBO) or without, the transition plan and taxation explanation can be viewed in the following document: