We are currently under a Short Term Rental Moratorium, not accepting new applications for 2023 at this time. The resolution can be found here. On August 22, 2023 the Board of County Commissioners voted to extend the moratorium for 6 more months. Click here for more information and for a link to the meeting recording.
Please click here for the short-term rental community feedback form.
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. Please see the regulation section below.
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 contact Cece Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding short-term rentals in Lake County.
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 Land Use 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. That list can be found here.
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 is the Short Term Rental Regulations