Short Term Rental Update

Below is an update from the County regarding the extension of prohibiting short term lodging in Summit County through May 31, 2020. 

A few key points we want to highlight:
(If you are currently in a short term rental program we highly recommend reading the below and the updated public health order linked below to fully understand the situation) 

  • No short term rental reservations can be accepted sooner than June 1.
  • Owners of short term rentals should block the dates through May 31st so to not accidentally get a reservation.
  • If you wish to use your short term rental as a long term rental (30 days or more), the renter must be a Summit County resident and cannot travel here from outside the county to stay in the rental.

Please contact the County (information below) if you have any questions. We want to make sure you are in the know and not going to accidentally get in trouble with the County.

Hope you are safe and healthy!


Letter from the County Manager April 17 2020

Dear Valued Partner,

Please see attached letter from County Manager, Scott Vargo regarding the newly amended Public Health Order for Summit County.

Summit County issued an amended Public Health Order on Thursday, extending the prohibition on short term lodging through May 31, 2020.  The amendment aligns with the State of Colorado that a stabilization period will require continued social distancing measures in the months ahead.  The amended order will take effect at 12 noon, Friday April 17, 2020.

All lodging businesses including hotels, motels, timeshares, and short term rentals are required to be closed, except to members of the local workforce using lodging units as residences.  All lodging businesses are prohibited from taking any new reservations for dates sooner than June 1.

Owners of short term rentals must block out their online reservation calendars on all relevant platforms through May 31, 2020, in order to avoid inadvertently taking reservations for stays that would occur during the prohibited period.

Should the State of Colorado enact public health orders that are more restrictive than the most recent Summit County order, the state regulations would prevail.  All of these changes are effective until further notice, when Summit County Public Health has determined that this degree of social distancing is no longer required.

If you wish to use your short term rental as a long term rental (30 days or more), the renter must be a Summit County resident and cannot travel here from outside the county to stay in the rental.

YOU HAVE 48 HOURS FROM THE DATE AND TIME OF THIS EMAIL TO MAKE THE CHANGES TO YOUR ADVERTISEMENT.  FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS OF THIS ORDER SHALL BE CONSIDERED A VIOLATION OF BOTH THE PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS AND YOUR SHORT-TERM RENTAL PERMIT.  SUCH VIOLATIONS ARE PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF UP TO $5,000, IMPRISONMENT IN THE COUNTY JAIL FOR UP TO 18 MONTHS, AND REVOCATION OF YOUR SHORT TERM RENTAL PERMIT.

For those of you who are abiding by the Public Health Order, the Summit County community very much appreciates your willingness to support our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

For more information, please refer to the following links.

Summit County Public Health Order:

http://www.summitcountyco.gov/DocumentCenter/View/27752/Amended-and-Restated-PH-Order—COVID-19?bidId=

Colorado Stay at Home Order:

https://covid19.colorado.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs

Brandi Timm
Planning Technician – Short Term Rental Program
(970) 668-4185
Brandi.Timm@summitcountyco.gov

www.summitcountyco.gov/STR