Short Term Rentals
Local Regulations on Short Term Rentals
*Unincorporated Summit County encompasses a large geographic area and uses the same zip codes as the surrounding areas of Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Dillon, and Frisco. We can help you determine the exact jurisdiction of the property you are interested in*
Unincorporated Summit County has two different Overlay Zones – Resort Overlay Zone & Neighborhood Overlay Zone. These two zones have different rules & restrictions. Please ask us which zone your home is within if you are planning on short term renting.
RESORT ZONE INFO:
The Resort Zone includes Copper Mountain; Tiger Run, Ski Watch and 4 O’Clock subdivisions in Breckenridge. The Neighborhood Zones include all other areas in Unincorporated Summit County.
Keystone is becoming it’s own town and it is unknown what will happen with short term rentals. There is currently no contact number.
Homes within resort zones do not have a cap on number of nights it can be rented out.
There is no limit to number of permits within the Resort Zone limits.
In Resort Zones, occupancy is generally 2 per bedroom + 4 additional people. You may also be able to apply for 1 person per 200 sq ft, whichever is greater. However, properties on a septic system are limited to only 2 per bedroom.
ALL short-term rentals licenses expire on September 30th each year and must be renewed. Licenses are non-transferable. You are required to have a Short Term Rental license to rent your property for less than 30 consecutive days at a time.
The number of bookings per year has increased from 30 to 35, increasing the allowable nights per year.
License Fees for Resort Overlay Zones per year:
- Resort License: $265
- Type I License: $215
- Type II License: $320
- Type III License: $105 (Does not include CUP fees)
NEIGHBORHOOD ZONE INFO:
The new regulations passed in December 2022 capped the number of nights these units could be rented out at 135 per year in neighborhood zones.
Caps will be determined by what Basin your home is in. It will likely be 5-10 years before new licenses are available, depending on the basin.
Montezuma does not allow rentals under 180 days.
Once the owner is able to obtain a license, they will be limited to 35 bookings/year. The length of bookings will be up to the owner to determine the usage. There will be exemptions for local property owners. Please see the ordinance for details.
All pre-existing licenses in the Neighborhood Zone will have until 2023 to come into compliance with the nightly regulations.
In neighborhood zones, occupancy limits are 2 per bedroom plus two additional people.
Within Neighborhood Zones, license are further broken down into 3 tiers of licenses.
You are required to have a Short Term Rental license to rent your property for less than 30 consecutive days at a time.
ALL short-term rental licenses expire on September 30th each year and must be renewed. Licenses are non-transferable.