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Licensing short term rentals would help the county receive more information about the number, type, and availability of rental units in unincorporated Eagle County. A license could require short term rental operators to register regularly with the county, maintain uniform health and safety standards, and pay annual fees to the County. A licensing program could better balance economic vitality with visitor impacts, ensuring short term rentals fit in more holistically with the community
Many municipalities in Eagle County already regulate short term rentals. Vail, Avon, Eagle, Gypsum, and Basalt, for example, have policies in place. The county ordinance would only apply to properties located in unincorporated Eagle County as provided by Colorado law. The county is seeking feedback to understand what the county's role should be in addressing the effects of short term rentals as compared to other entities (such as HOA’s, metro districts, and fire districts) that regulate them.
Yes, many other Colorado communities have varying degrees of licensing requirements. See the below graphic for a list. Mountain Communities in italics.
|Colorado Springs||Pitkin County|
|Crested Butte||San Miguel County|
|Mount Crested Butte|