Short Term Rentals

Short Term Rental Fact Sheet 

The Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) heard the first reading of a proposed short term rental licensing and regulation ordinance on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 and a second reading and public hearing on January 26th, 2022. On March 9th, 2022 the BOCC will hear further public comment.

For questions, please contact Jeanette Muzio - Short Term Rental Program Manager ( 970-987-7685)

Community members are encouraged to review the ordinance documents and submit comments to the BOCC prior to March 9, 2022 . Comments can be submitted in a variety of ways:

1. Visit to share comments with the BOCC and Pitkin County staff at any time in advance of the meeting on March, 9 2022.

2. Attend the March 9, 2022 meeting virtually or in person and share comments during the meeting. To participate virtually, follow the zoom link or call the phone number on top of the meeting's agenda, which can be found here. Please keep in mind that commenters are limited to 3 minutes each. There is no in-person option as this meeting will be held entirely virtually for the health and safety of those attending. Instructions and troubleshooting for virtual attendance can be found here.

3. Mail written comments to Board of County Commissioners, 530 E. Main St. Suite 302, Aspen, CO 81611.

Short term rental documents:

- STR Memo to BOCC 3/7/0222

- Second Reading Agenda Item Summary, 1/26/2022

- Second Reading Ordinance, 1/26/2022

- Second Reading Code Amendment, 1/26/2022

- Press Release, 1/19/2022

- Short Term Rental Proposed Ordinance First Reading Agenda Item Summary, 12/15/2021

- Short Term Rental First Reading Ordinance, 12/15/2021

- Short Term Rental First Reading Code Amendment, 12/15/2021

- Press Release, 12/10/2021

BOCC short term rental meetings and work sessions:

- Second Reading: 1/26/2022

- First Reading: 12/15/2021 

- Work Session: 10/19/2021

- Work Session: 10/05/2021

- Work Session: 07/27/2021

- Work Session: 06/22/2021

As currently proposed, the Short Term Rental (STR) licensing and regulation ordinance includes provisions that would, upon approval:

Go into effect April 30, 2022

Require a license for the rental of properties for periods of less than 30 days

Provide penalties for engaging in a rental activity of fewer than 30 days without a license

Establish a system where issued licenses would be valid for one year

Provide for the collection of applicable sales tax

Require that rented properties not create a disturbance in their neighborhoods

Require rented properties to be maintained so as to minimize the chance of injury to surrounding properties, renters, and their guests

Prohibit the licensing of properties in the rural and remote zone district

Prohibit the licensing of properties that are not the principal residence of the owner