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Occupancy restriction

There are no occupancy restrictions

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
yes, recurring fee ($50)
Licenses or Permits Required
Short-Term Rental Business License
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its one-time
Guest Record
Yes, should be maintained for minimum of 2 years
Zoning

All short-term rentals must have a license. ·

A short-term rental apartment must be the host's primary residence.

The Denver Zoning Code also states that short-term rentals do not include rental of a dwelling unit for commercial events. This includes parties or weddings.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Combined State Tax and Denver's lodger's tax 14.75%

Insurance requirement

Yes (insurance coverage of at least $1 million)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

There are no specific restrictions.

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

No, there are no limitations

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions.

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

What is short term rental?

Short-term rentals in Denver are residential apartments that are available for rent on a temporary basis, typically for less than 30 days.

Are there STR regulations that affect property owners?

Yes, Owners of property can only rent out their apartment for short term rental if the apartment is their primary place of residence.

Is there any short-term rental-related tax?
Is it only individuals that are permitted to operate short-term rental?

Yes, individuals can operate short term rental business in Denver, if short term rental license has been approved.

What are the procedures and requirement for the neighborhood approval?

There are no procedure

Do I need a neighborhood approval?

Neighborhood approval is not required, however STR host are to comply to all regulations including safety requirements, tax collection, and guest limitations.

Building, Health & Safety Regulation
Which of these taxes does Airbnb or other booking company collect?
What zoning laws affect Short Term Rentals?

All short-term rentals must have a license. ·

A short-term rental apartment must be the host's primary residence.

The Denver Zoning Code also states that short-term rentals do not include rental of a dwelling unit for commercial events. This includes parties or weddings.

Is there any guest record requirement?
Do i require any license(s) for STR?

Yes, you are required to apply for a short-term rental license through the City of Denver.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

Short-term rental hosts must collect and remit Denver's lodger's tax, which is a 10.75% tax on the rental rate.

Which tax(es) am i obligated to collect and remit?

Short-term rental hosts must collect and remit Denver's lodger's tax, which is a 10.75% tax on the rental rate.

Tax
What ZIP Codes have been prohibited for STR use?

There are no specific zip codes prohibited for STR use in Denver

What types of properties are eligible for short-term rentals?

Denver has a wide variety of short-term rental options available, including apartments, condos, and houses. Here are some properties that can also be used:

1. Primary residences: Hosts may rent out a portion or all of their primary residence as an STR for up to 30 days per year if they obtain a short-term rental license from the city.

2. Accessory dwelling units (ADUs): Hosts may rent out an ADU that is located on the same property as their primary residence as an STR, as long as the ADU meets all applicable building and zoning codes and the host obtains a short-term rental license from the city.

Does occupancy limit affect STR?

There is no occupancy limit imposed on Short Term rentals in Denver, outside of the norm for residential properties, no additional restrictions are placed on STRs.

What STR regulations affect me as an Owner?

In Denver, property owners who wish to rent out their property on a short-term basis must obtain a short-term rental license from the city. The licensing process involves several requirements, including:

1. Obtaining liability insurance coverage of at least $1 million.

2. Posting the short-term rental license number in all advertising materials.

3. Collecting and remitting lodger's tax to the city.

4. Complying with all applicable zoning regulations.

Property owners are also expected to adhere to rules related to noise, trash disposal, and other issues that may impact the quality of life for neighbors and other residents.

Owner must obtain business license, Driver's license or ID card, 2 documents to proof primary residence and proof of the possession of property.

What are the procedures or requirements for keeping the guest records?

Before applying, you must make sure your primary residence complies with the City’s safety, taxes, zoning, and insurance rules.

Obtain a Denver Lodger's Tax License from the Treasury Division

Obtain a Denver Short-Term Rental Business License from the Department of Excise and Licenses

Post the Denver Short-Term Rental Business License Number on all short-term rental advertising.

Fees

The current rate of the lodger's tax in Denver is 10.75% of the rental rate.

The State of Colorado also imposes a 4% tax rate.

Notification
What are the occupancy limits for STR?

There are no limits imposed.

What other STR regulations am i obligated to observe?

Short-term rental properties must be up to code and comply with safety regulations, including having smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Hosts must provide guests with emergency contact information and comply with the city's noise ordinances.
  • Trash collection regulations,, parking limits, noise and amplified sound restrictions, fire evacuation routes, and any other information that the director deems necessary.
What are the penalties and fines for non compliance?

There is a penalty of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per violation per day.

Is there any official regulatory body or authority?

The official regulatory body for short-term rentals (STRs) in Denver is the Excise and Licenses division of the Department of Finance. This division is responsible for issuing short-term rental licenses, ensuring compliance with regulations, and enforcing penalties for non-compliance.

How can i contact the authority?

You can contact the Excise and Licenses division of the Department of Finance in Denver through the following ways:

Which jurisdictions are exempted from the regulations?

There are no exempted jurisdiction

What are the requirements and fees for the permit (s)?

Before applying, you must make sure your primary residence complies with the City’s safety, taxes, zoning, and insurance rules.

Obtain a Denver Lodger's Tax License from the Treasury Division

Obtain a Denver Short-Term Rental Business License from the Department of Excise and Licenses

Post the Denver Short-Term Rental Business License Number on all short-term rental advertising.

Fees

The current rate of the lodger's tax in Denver is 10.75% of the rental rate.

The State of Colorado also imposes a 4% tax rate.

Basic Information
Occupancy restriction

There are no occupancy restrictions

Length of Stay
30 days or less
Registration & Licensing Fees
yes, recurring fee ($50)
Licenses or Permits Required
Short-Term Rental Business License
Property Inspection
Yes, inspections are required and its one-time
Guest Record
Yes, should be maintained for minimum of 2 years
Zoning

All short-term rentals must have a license. ·

A short-term rental apartment must be the host's primary residence.

The Denver Zoning Code also states that short-term rentals do not include rental of a dwelling unit for commercial events. This includes parties or weddings.

Occupancy taxes and fees

Combined State Tax and Denver's lodger's tax 14.75%

Insurance requirement

Yes (insurance coverage of at least $1 million)

Does any Building, Health & Safety Regulation affects STR?

Yes, there are regulations for STR

Parking Requirement

Adequate parking must be provided for guests

Advertising Requirement

Yes, license number is required for advertisement

Noise regulation

There are no specific restrictions.

Neighbor Notification

Hosts are not required to notify neighbors

Limitation on number of STR owned

No, there are no limitations

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Regulations on hosting events or parties in STR

Yes, there are regulations on hosting events or parties

Hosting events regulations
Restrictions on number of reservations

No, there are no restrictions.

Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Accessibility Requirement

Yes, there are accessibility requirements

waste disposal regulations
Waste disposal regulations

Yes, there are specific waste disposal regulations

Emergency Contact Information

Yes, it is required

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