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Vail Town Council to Review Recommended Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Sept. 4

  • 30 August 2018
Vail Town Council to Review Recommended Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Sept. 4

The Vail Town Council will be reviewing the status of its short-term rental regulations, including recommended updates, during its regular evening meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The discussion item is listed as 5.2 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Vail’s short-term rental regulations became effective March 1, 2018 following 18-months of information-gathering and public engagement. Key provisions include an annual licensing requirement for each property, acknowledgment of town life-safety, noise and parking regulations, and a local property contact for emergency response.

Representatives from local property management companies have suggested the ordinance be modified to allow for a single licensing and sales tax remittance process to help streamline the process. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Town Council will review several options that would accomplish the town’s goal to track a variety of data while reducing the administrative work required by property managers. These options include allowing a designated local agent to represent the property owner for the submission of application forms and notarized affidavits, creation of a more efficient online application process to enable bulk application submittals for property managers handling multiple licenses, and creation of a quarterly sales tax payment that is tied to an individual property.

Other discussion items on Tuesday will be a review of an exemption clause currently included in the regulations and a staff recommendation to modify enforcement by establishing fines or penalties to be administered by designated staff in lieu of a court summons.

To date, the town has processed 570 licenses for short-term rental properties within the town. Violation notices have been sent to another 175 property owners.

To review a staff memo on this agenda item, click here. Or to provide feedback to the Town Council in advance of the meeting, email Additional information is available at


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