Short-Term Rentals

If you are a Short-Term Rental property owner with a 2023 license in good standing, we are now accepting applications for 2024. Please email Cece Williams for a 2024 application. 

We are currently under a Short-Term Rental Moratorium, not accepting new applications for 2023 at this time. See the resolution (PDF). On August 22, 2023 the Board of County Commissioners voted to extend the moratorium for 6 more months until the end of February of 2024. 

Lake County does allow Short-Term Rentals within residential structures. A license is required to operate a Short-Term Rental and can be obtained through the application process. Short-Term Rentals are required to comply with the regulations outlined in the Land Development Code, specifically Chapter 5 Section 5.2.18. 

The City of Leadville has their own process for Short-Term Rentals and any questions about a city property should be directed to them. Here is a link to the City of Leadville's Short Term Rental Licensing.

Please email Cece Williams with questions regarding Short-Term Rentals in Lake County.

Application Process

Lake County requires four documents to be submitted when applying for a Short-Term Rental license:

  • Completed Application
  • Completed Acknowledgment page
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Documentation of Tax Licenses or listing information with a company who will handle taxes (Airbnb, VRBO, etc.)

Once the Community Planning & Development office has received these documents, we conduct an administrative review, process payment, and issue a license.

Licensed Short-Term Rental List

Lake County provides a list of currently licensed short term rentals within the county (PDF).

Regulations Regarding Short-Term Rentals

Chapter 5 section 5.2.18 outlines the specific regulations for Short-Term Rentals including where they are allowed, submittal requirements, fees, standards, violations, and penalties.

Here are the Short Term Rental Regulations (PDF).

Short Term Rental Community Feedback Form

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