Short Term Rentals

April 24, 2020 Updated Public Health Order STR

NOTICE:  Standing Public Health Order - Restrictions on Short-Term Lodging in Grand County  

Short Term Rental Clarification: On April 24, GCPH extended its Short Term Lodging Order prohibiting short-term lodging facilities (hotels, motels, and short term rentals) from operating through May 21, 2020.  The intent was to allow all lodging operations in the county to open in time for Memorial Day Weekend.  Then, on April 26, the Governor and CDPHE came out with their Safer At Home Orders.  The CDPHE Order states that “critical accommodation” includes hotels and motels but excludes short term rentals and other privately-owned residences for rent.  Thus, because the more restrictive dates rules, hotels and motels will be allowed to open on May 22, but STRS, HOMEOWNERS RENTALS, AND PRIVATELY-OWNED RESIDENCES FOR RENT SHALL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 26 (per the Governor’s Order).

Welcome to the Grand County Short Term (STR) Rental 

Registration Page

Short Term Rental Permitting

All property owners desiring to engage in the short term rental of a residence in unincorporated Grand County must apply for a Short Term Rental Permit with the Department of Community Development.  These permits will need to be applied for on an annual basis.   

Permit Fees    

STR permit fees are based on maximum advertised occupancy.  The fee is $25 per occupant.  Example:  If your property is advertised as sleeping 10 people, your fee is $250.  Fees can be paid by credit/debit or electronic check.  Transaction fees apply.  (e-check fee $1.00, credit card fee is $.75 and a 2.25% surcharge)

What to Have Ready to Apply

  1. Your property address. You can find this by using the Assessors site: http://assessor.co.grand.co.us/assessor/web/
  2. Colorado Retail Sales Tax License number.  If you have not yet applied for this license, you can apply online with the Colorado Department of Revenue. https://mybiz.colorado.gov/
    • If you only use Online Marketplace Facilitators*, (VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb) and you do not directly receive payments from renters, you will not need a sales tax license.  Please enter "online" on your application under Tax ID *https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/marketplace-facilitator   NOTE:  Please verify that the following taxes are being collected.  2.9% State, 1.3% County, and 1.8% Lodging Tax Total of 6%)
  3. The name and contact information of two local emergency contacts.  These must be full-time Grand County residents.
  4. Complete the STR safety checklist:  STR Safety Checklist

Click the link below to start the registration process.  (Please note:  you will need to Create A New License you cannot renew the old permit)
SHORT TERM RENTAL PERMIT APPLICATION 


Be in Compliance with the State

The state of Colorado requires all short term rentals maintain a Colorado Sales Tax License, post current tax rates, and remit payment of the collected sales taxes to the CDR.  Current tax rates for Grand County are: State 2.9%, County 1.3% and Lodging 1.8%.   Total of 6%.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS