Short Term Rentals Blog

Summit County is implementing regulations for short term rentals (STRs), which are applicable to properties in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. The STR regulations address:
  • - Permitting and fees
  • - Regulation of key neighborhood impacts (e.g., parking and trash) 
  • - Regulation of life safety issues (e.g., smoke and carbon monoxide detectors)
  • - An effective compliance-monitoring and enforcement system.
This blog will keep you abreast of relevant processes, policies, information and other matters related to our STR program.

Sep 08

Conversion From Existing STR Permit to License

Posted on September 8, 2021 at 11:49 AM by Brandi Timm

All STR permits submitted prior to July 1, 2021 must be converted to a license before 9/30/2021.  To convert your permit, please visit the Host Compliance portal and click on 'Convert an existing short term rental permit to a license' and follow the steps.  Please note that if your permit has an expiration date of 9/30/2021 you will also need to submit a $75 fee to keep the license active for another year.  If your permit expires on 9/30/2022 then no fee is needed at the time of conversion.

If you have questions about your short term rental, please call 970-668-4186 or email  

If you have questions about your sales tax license for your STR, please call 970-453-3439 or email  

Thank you.

Mar 26

Public Health Order Update

Posted on March 26, 2020 at 10:50 AM by Brandi Timm

As you are aware, as of March 19, 2020, properties in Summit County are required to cease all short term rentals until further notice. 

Failure to comply with the Public Health Order is subject to penalties including fines up to $5,000, up to 18 months of jail time, and revocation of the short term rental permit.

If you suspect a residence of short term renting during this restriction, please call the STR Complaint Hotline at 970-368-2044
Mar 20

Public Health Order Regarding Short Term Rentals

Posted on March 20, 2020 at 11:03 AM by Brandi Timm

Dear Valued Partner,

With confirmed community spread of the COVID-19 virus in Summit County, all lodging businesses, including hotels, motels, timeshares and short-term rentals (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) are required to close by 12 noon, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

It is a violation of the Amended and Restated Public Health Order dated March 17, 2020 for guests to stay past 12 noon on Thursday, March 19, 2020, in your short-term lodging unit.

There is no end date to the restriction at this time.

If you are under a quarantine or isolation order, you must abide by the terms of that order. In addition, if you are a local worker who currently resides in short-term lodging, please contact

For more information, please refer to the following links.

Amended and Restated Public Health Order (

Public Health Order Q&A  (