Effective Dec 16 2021:

Please use the info sheet below as a starting point for all your knowledge on Short Term Rental regulations and restrictions in Summit County - both towns and the county at large. Please contact me for any further detail or with your questions. james@propertyinbreckenridge.com

Unincorporated Summit County

Resort Overlay Zone

·       The Resort Overlay Zone acknowledges the distinction between neighborhoods and resort communities. Resort Licenses allow for greater occupancy and no restrictions on number of nights rented. Overlay Zones include Copper Mountain, Keystone, Tiger Run Resort, and unincorporated areas at the base of Peak 8. No limit on nights short-term rented

·       Occupancy is determined by the greater of either 2 people per bedroom plus 4, or 1 person per 200 square feet of living area. (Please see exceptions for properties on septic systems and condominiums containing egress components less than 44 inches wide and without a sprinkler system, as stated in Section 6.1.f of the STR Ordinance.

Neighborhood Overlay Zone

The Neighborhood Overlay Zone applies to neighborhoods outside of the Resort Overlay Zone. If a property is in one of these zones a type one, two, or three license must be obtained. Occupancy in the Neighborhood Overlay Zone is limited to a maximum of 2 people per bedroom plus 2. (Please see exceptions for properties on septic systems, as stated in Section 6.1.f.iii in the STR Ordinance)

Type I

This license may only be obtained by a property owner who lives at their property as their primary residence.  For information on primary residence requirements, see Section 5.2.j of the STR Ordinance.

·       When the property owner is present and offering a bedroom for rent, there will be no limit on the number of nights that the bedroom may be rented annually. 

·       When the property owner is out of town and wishes to rent the entire home, a maximum of 60 nights per year will be permitted.

Type II

·       Property owners with this license can short-term rent no more than 135 nights per year.

·       The remainder of the year, the property owner may use the residence in any manner which is compliant with all other codes and regulations.  For information on long term renting, please visit the Summit Combined Housing Authority and Lease to Locals websites.

Type III

·       An application for a Type III license will only be accepted once a property owner has received approval for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) from the Planning Department. Conditional Use Permits are discussed in Section 3821.05 of the STR Regulations and Section 12300 of the Land Use and Development Code.

·       A CUP and Type III license would allow property owners to rent more than 135 nights per year. In addition, lots in excess of 40,000 sq. ft. may request greater occupancy which will be reviewed in the CUP process. 

·       The minimum standards to request a CUP review are differentiated by building type as described below:

o   Single Family-- Must meet one of the two requirements: 

§  100 ft. separation between all indoor and outdoor occupied spaces on the STR property and all neighboring properties, including but not limited to: residences, attached garages, patios, hot tubs, fire pits, and decks  OR

§  An approved accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on the property that is occupied by a local resident employed in Summit County for a minimum of 30 hours per week

o   Multi-Family--Must meet all 3 of the following requirements:

§  Direct shuttle to ski area or transit stop within 100 ft. of property.

§  Recreational shared amenities, at least 3 of the following: pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis/pickle ball court, game room, or other substantial amenity as approved by the Review Authority

§  A minimum of 100 units in the HOA


Breckenridge Short Term Rental Vacation Rental Regulations

Currently there is a waiting list for short term rental applications, those who are interested in applying for the waiting list must fill out the form located at https://www.xpressformsbuilder.com/viewer/4883bbc6-5a3d-41f6-9b59-ce4900936666

·       On November 23rd, 2021 the Town Council passed a new ordinance No. 35 amending Chapter 1, Title 4 of the Breckenridge Town Code concerning the annual accommodation unit regulatory fee. Please find the entire ordinance text here.

·       Due to the new ordinance, our annual accommodation unit licenses renewal process will be delayed until December 28th, 2021. 

·       The regulatory fee will be $400 per studio/bedroom per year for 2022 in addition to the current business and occupational license tax. The regulatory fee is required to be kept separate from the Town’s general fund. All dollars generated by this regulatory fee will be used to support the Town’s workforce housing policies and programs, including buy downs, lease to locals, acquisition of deed restricted units, and/or construction of new units.

·       The billing for 2022 will be loaded in our new software https://breckenridge.munirevs.com on December 28, 2021, and due by January 27, 2022. We will notify the license holders via email from support@munirevs.com

·       The 2021 expired license will be under a grace period until January 27, 2022, awaiting confirmation of the renewal by submitting a payment.



·       2022 license billing will not be loaded in xpressbillpay.com. The renewal billing will be available through breckenridge.munirevs.com only.


Exempt Properties

Rental units within the properties listed below are exempt from the cap ordinance because they are a part of a condominium/hotel that has an on-site 24 hour staffed desk, a 24 hour telephone system that is monitored by a person, and 24 hour private security capable of responding to complaints involving the property's accommodation units within a reasonable amount of time.

















Town of Frisco Short Term Rental Regulations

Anyone renting their Frisco property, or seeking to rent a property in Frisco, for less than a consecutive thirty-day period should be aware of the town’s requirements for Short-Term Rentals (STR). These requirements apply regardless of how the properties are marketed – through a management company, online such as VRBO and Airbnb, newspaper or word of mouth.

·       Each STR unit is required to have a Short-Term Rental license and pay taxes

·       Effective August 1, 2021 – The STR license application fee will be $250 per year

·       Designation of a 24/7 Emergency Contact (Responsible Agent) who is available 24 hours per day/7 days per week to respond to and resolve complaints.

·       There is a maximum occupancy of 2 occupants per bedroom plus 4 additional occupants. For example – if you
have a 2 bedroom unit, your maximum occupancy is 8.


Town Of Silverthorne Short Term Rental Regulations

A valid short-term rental license is required for each short-term rental property in the Town of Silverthorne. A short-term rental property is defined as “a residential dwelling unit, or any room therein, available for lease for a term of less than thirty (30) consecutive days.” The license is required regardless of how the properties are marketed (through a management company, on-line through websites such as VRBO and Airbnb, newspaper ads, word of mouth, etc.).

Deed-restricted properties are prohibited from being rented on a short-term basis. Individual homeowner associations may have additional requirements, restrictions and covenants related to short-term rentals. If the short-term rental property is part of a duplex, the owner of the adjoining unit is required to be provided written notice seven days prior to filing an application.

Short-term rental licenses are non-transferable/non-refundable in event of property sale. The license number must be displayed in all advertising for the property.

o Studio –$150
o One Bedroom - $200
o Two Bedrooms –$250
o Three Bedrooms –$300
o Four Bedrooms –$350
o Five bedrooms (new tier)* – $450
o Six or more bedrooms (new tier)* – $500

The maximum occupancy for a property is two people per bedroom plus two people. All reservations and advertising needs to comply with the maximum occupancy for the property. The number of bedrooms for a property is determined by the Summit County Assessor’s Office.


Town of Dillon Short Term Rental Regulations

The Town of Dillon implemented an ordinance specifically regulating Short-Term Rentals (STRs).  Town Council discussed this subject at several work sessions from September through December 2018, sent out a mailing on the proposed ordinance and held a public input meeting on October 4, 2018.  The ordinance implementing the new STRs licensing application, fee and regulations within the Town limits was approved by Council on December 4, 2018 and became effective January 1, 2019.

·       If you are renting your residence or part of your residence for a period of less than 30 consecutive days, you are operating a short-term rental. 

·       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.

All income from short-term rentals in the Town of Dillon is subject to an 8.875% sales tax and a 2% lodging tax. A sales tax license must be obtained from the Colorado Department of Revenue.  Sales tax is remitted to the State of Colorado.  Sales tax applications can be downloaded from the Colorado Department of Revenue website at www.taxcolorado.com or by contacting them at (303) 232-2416.  The lodging tax is remitted directly to the Town of Dillon. Forms must be filled out regardless if any income was generated and remittance forms are due by the 20th of the month for the preceding month.   If you file your sales tax on a quarterly basis, you may also file your lodging tax quarterly.  The payments are then due by the 20th of the month following the end of the month or quarter.  The State of Colorado will determine your filing frequency.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices at str@townofdillon.com.


Blue River Short Term Rental Regulations

Property Owners must complete a 2021 Short-Term Rental License Application available on the Town website or by contacting the Town Manager at michelle@townofblueriver.org.  The Short-Term Rental Application is required by Sec. 6-1-70 of the Blue River Municipal Code. Completed applications may be emailed to michelle@townofblueriver.org.

New Applications: $200

Renewals: $150

The applicant is required to submit the following items with the completed application:

·       Documentation of a sales tax license from the Colorado Department of Revenue. Sec. 6-1-70(a)(5), Blue River Municipal Code.

·       A completed Self-Inspection/Compliance form. Sec. 6-1-70(a)(6), Blue River Municipal Code.

·       Payment of an application fee in the amount of $200.00 for a new license. Sec. 6-1-70(a)(3), Blue River Municipal Code. Property owners requesting a renewal license are required by submit a $150.00 fee. Sec. 6-1-100(c), Blue River Municipal Code.

·       Completed applications with the required documentation may be emailed to michelle@townofblueriver.org. Application fee payments may be made online at: https://townofblueriver.colorado.gov/pay-online and select Short-term Rental Registration. Payment may also be mailed to: Town of Blue River, PO Box 1784, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

·       All new license applications will be reviewed by the Town Manager and will be approved, conditionally approved, or rejected within thirty (30) days of receipt of a completed application. The Town Manager may impose written conditions of the issuance of a license. Sec. 6-1-80, Blue River Municipal Code.

·       All licenses will expire on December 31 of the year in which the license was issued. 

·       Property Owners are required to pay taxes on the short-term rentals. Sec. 6-1-110(f), Blue River Municipal Code. All rentals of short-term accommodations are subject to State, Summit County, and Town of Blue River sales tax, as well as the Town of Blue River lodging tax.  The total tax to be collected is 12.275% of the rental fee. When listing with a hosting platform, verify the address is BLUE RIVER.

·       To be remitted to the State of Colorado: 8.875%.  [Blue River Sales Tax: 2.5%; 2.9% State sales tax, 2.0% Summit County sales tax, 0.75% County mass transit tax (Summit Stage), 0.725% Special District sales tax (Summit Housing Authority)].

·       To be remitted directly to the Town of Blue River: 3.4%. NOTE: Hosting platforms do not collect or remit the 3.4% Lodging Tax to the Town of Blue River. You must remit the Lodging Tax to the Town. It is your responsibility to confirm that the hosting platform remits the sales/state taxes. Please visit our website to submit rental tax information at: https://townofblueriver.colorado.gov/lodging/short-term-rental

·       Advertisements of short-term rentals are required to include: (1) reference to the Town-issued license number; (2) the maximum occupancy limitation imposed for the STR; and (3) the maximum off-street parking limitation imposed for the STR. Sec. 6-1-110(c), Blue River Municipal Code.

·       STR Property owners are required to post a written notice of requirements on the interior side of the primary entry door of the property and also prominently placed on the counter of the dwelling unit’s primary kitchen counter. Sec. 6-1-110(e), Blue River Municipal Code. The Town will provide the poster.

·       If any information changes on the STR application, property owners must notify Michelle Eddy within ten (10) days of the change. Sec. 6-1-110(h), Blue River Municipal Code.

·       Property Owners are required to read all the requirements applicable to STRs in the Town of Blue River Short-Term Rental Ordinance 2020-15.

For questions, contact Michelle Eddy at (970) 547-0545 ext. 1 or michelle@townofblueriver.org


Resource Links

Summit County STR  


Full Summit County STR Ordinance https://www.summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/23986/STR-Regulations?bidId=

Town Of Breckenridge STR Ordinance



Town of Frisco STR Ordinance


Town of Silverthorne STR Ordinance


Town of Dillon STR Ordinance


 Town of Blue River STR Ordinance