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) permit and remit all applicable taxes.
As of late July, we are currently in the process of reviewing several thousand STR permit applications. If you have submitted an application but have not yet received an approval or denial decision, you can continue renting your property while your application is being processed.
If we have any questions about an application, we will call the applicant directly. Applicants should not contact us to verify the status of an application.
Once we have reviewed an application, we will notify the applicant about our approval decision. The approval email will contain a permit number, along with instructions about what information to post and where to post it.
If you own an STR property, you are required to obtain an STR permit.
STR owners must remit all applicable taxes.
To report non-emergency issues concerning an STR property, contact the STR Helper Hotline online or by phone.
STRs in unincorporated Summit County are subject to our short-term rental regulations.
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.