Summit County Short Term Rental Guidelines

Summit County: Summit County regulates short-term vacation rentals (STRs) to address neighborhood impacts and life safety issues.  Whether you own property within unincorporated Summit County or inside the boundary of an incorporated town, regulations and/or licenses for STRs are applicable.  Throughout the county short term rentals are defined as any periods of less than 30 consecutive days.  For owners looking to purchase a second home or vacation property in Summit County with the goal of securing nightly rentals it is important to understand what rules and licensing requirements apply.

Step One: Determine the subject properties jurisdiction.  To view an interactive map CLICK HERE…

Step Two: Determine the properties Occupancy Limits.  The maximum occupancy for a property is two people per bedroom plus two people. All reservations and advertising needs to comply with the maximum occupancy for the property. The number of bedrooms for a property is determined by the Summit County Assessor’s Office.  For example a two bedroom property would allow 6 people per stay.  To confirm the official bedroom count CLICK HERE…

Step Three: Research the local STR rules and license requirements.  Below is a summary and linked websites to help break down these different requirements:

Breckenridge: Short Term Rental Caps and Zoning.  A short-term rental property is defined as “a residential dwelling unit, or any room therein, available for lease for a term of less than thirty (30) consecutive days.”

  • Contact Information: or by phone at 970-547-3101.
  • Town of Breckenridge Short-Term Rental Complaint Line: 970-423-5334
  • Fees: Business and occupational license tax (BOLT) $75-$175 + Regulatory Fees $756 per bedroom
  • Breckenridge Sales Taxes: 5.9% = 2.5% sales tax + 3.4% accommodation tax
  • Four Different Zones in Breckenridge comprised of 7,713 total properties with 4,016 STR licenses
    • Resort Zone: No wait-list – 1,816 total properties with 1816 STR licenses = 100%
    • Zone One: Tourism Zone: 1,817 total properties with 1,680 STR licenses = 92%
    • Zone Two: Downtown Core: 257 total properties with 130 STR licenses = 51%
    • Zone Three: Largest Area: 3,820 total properties with 390 STR licenses = 10%
  • Helpful Links

Blue River: The Town of Blue River has required licenses for all short-term (less than 30 days) rentals since 2013.

  • License Cap: Currently the Board of Trustees has not set a “cap” or limit on the number of short-term rentals in the Town of Blue River. This is being evaluated by the Board of Trustees to determine the best balance for the community.
  • Town of Blue River Tax: 3.4%
  • License Fee: $300 per year.  Each license expires December 31st
  • Maximum Rental Nights: None but there is a minimum number of days required to maintain your license. Any license holder must rent their home a minimum of 10 days each year to be eligible to maintain a short-term rental license.
  • Blue River Short Term Rental Summary CLICK HERE…

Dillon: Short term rental licenses took place on March 01, 2022.  If you are renting your residence or part of your residence for a period of less than 30 consecutive days, you are operating a short-term rental. Dillon town limits are not determined by your zip code. The subdivisions of Dillon Valley, Keystone, Summerwood or Summit Cove are NOT in the Town of Dillon. They are in unincorporated Summit County.

  • A short-term rental property is required to provide permitted or designated parking spaces at a rate of one space per bedroom plus 1 additional space. If a short-term rental property does not meet the parking requirement, then the property owner will be subject to a STR parking fee of $300 for each space the property is deficient. The parking fee is an annual fee.
  • If you have a complaint, call the Short Term Rental Complaint Line (Town of Dillon ONLY): 970-368-7482
  • License Fee: $250 per year paid by June 1st
  • For more information on Dillon’s STR program:
  • Dillon Short Term Rental Summary CLICK HERE…

Frisco: Anyone renting their Frisco property, or seeking to rent a property in Frisco, for less than a consecutive thirty-day period, is required to have a Short-Term Rental License and should be aware of the town’s regulations for Short-Term Rentals (STR). These regulations apply regardless of how the properties are marketed – through a management company, online through sites like Vrbo and Airbnb, newspaper, or word of mouth.