Short-Term Vacation Rentals

All short term vacation rental properties shall receive an STR license prior to advertising or operation.


On September 14, 2021, the Summit County Board of County Commissioners approved a temporary and targeted moratorium on the issuance of new STR licenses in the unincorporated areas of Summit County beginning September 18, 2021 and lasting 90 days, with specific exceptions as noted below. (Please note this does not affect permits that are already active, submitted, under review, or those going through the conversion process)  The purpose of this moratorium is to take time to update the STR Ordinance and Regulations.

Special Exception Petition:  

***The Special Exception Request Period expired on October 17, 2021 at 11:59PM. 

No future requests will be accepted at this time***

For more information and to stay up to date with these topics please visit our STR Moratorium page and check our FAQ page for frequently asked questions.

Due to the large number of calls and emails, please be patient with our staff and check back here for more information.

Updates to STR Regulations

Summit County is currently updating STR Regulations.  For more information please visit Current Projects Under Review:  PLN21-120 and PLN21-086.

For information on the Board of County Commissioners Work Sessions and Meetings, please visit the Summit County Meetings and Agendas page.

For STR properties in designated resort areas, the regulations are not proposed for amendment.  Here is a current map of resort areas.

STR Town Halls

Summit County Commissioners and County Staff held two Town Halls (10/7/21 & 10/14/21) to discuss the new Lease to Locals program and potential short-term rental code amendments including creation of overlay districts, creation of license types with distinct standards, and regulations to address intense STR use within Neighborhood overlays. View the presented details and learn more about this.

STR Community Survey

View the STR Community Survey results here.

View the presentation on the survey results and breakdown by property owner and neighbor here.

Mountain House

Summit County regulates short-term vacation rentals (STRs) to address neighborhood impacts and life safety issues. Summit County's regulations for STRs are applicable to properties within the unincorporated areas of Summit County.

If you own property within unincorporated Summit County (outside the boundary of an incorporated town) and are interested in renting it out for periods of less than 30 consecutive days, you must obtain a short-term vacation rental (STR) license and remit all applicable taxes.

Short-Term Rental Discussion

In this video, Summit County staff provide background on our short-term rental regulations, the permit process, the complaint hotline and key dates and deadlines.

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