Short Term Rentals

Regulatory Framework

The Town Council has discussed how best to regulate and monitor Short-term Rentals (STRs) in the community since early 2022. Town Council has reviewed and considered feedback from the public on draft regulations and has provided staff with direction to develop a regulatory framework. 

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 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 November 9 meeting. At this meeting, Council approved Ordinance 6 (STR regulations) on second reading and further discussed the draftregulations. The draft regulatory framework may be viewed below:

Currently, Council is considering an implementation date of May 1, 2023.

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, the number of bedrooms, and the 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: $300 per hotel
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 2: Multi-family A
    • Business License Fee: $85.00 per each parent company
    • Short-term rental Permit Fee: $300 per unit
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 3: Multi-family B
    • Business License Fee: $85.00 per owner/property manager
    • Short-term rental Permit Fee: $300 per unit
  • Short-term Rental Permit Type 4: Single-family homes & Duplexes
    • Business License Fee: $85.00 per home
    • Short-term rental Permit Fee: $300 per home/duplex

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

Permits At a Glance

Information Required:

Permit Type 1

Permit Type 2

Permit Type 3

Permit Type 4

Unit number/identifier
X
XX
Physical address of the unit
XXX
Owner NameXXXX
Mailing address of the OwnerXXXX
Phone number of the OwnerXXXX
Email address of the OwnerXXXX
Name of Designated Local Owner RepresentativeXXXX
Phone number of Designated Local Owner RepresentativeXXXX
Email address of Designated Local Owner RepresentativeXXXX
Property Management company name
XXX
Property Management company mailing address
XXX
Property Management company email address
XXX
Property Management company phone number
XXX
How long has your unit been listed as an STR

XX
List of all places where this/these units are advertisedXXXX
Identify the number of bedrooms in the unit
XXX
Identify the number of beds in the unitX
XXX
Does your property restrict parking
XXX
Identify the number of assigned parking spaces for the unit
XXX
Parking permit through hotel or lodgeXX

Who is your HOA?

XX
Identify the number of units used for long-term rentalXX

Identify the number of units that are non-rental
X

How many days do you intend to rent per year?

XX
Read and sign the Affidavit
XXX
Read and sign the Good Neighbor Guidelines
XXX
Business License FeeXXXX
Permit Fee XXXX

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: