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Anyone renting their Vail property, or seeking to rent a property in Vail, for less than a consecutive thirty-day period should be aware of the town’s requirements for short-term rentals. These requirements apply regardless of how the properties are marketed – through a management company, on-line such as VRBO and Airbnb, newspaper, or word of mouth.
The application process includes the requirement of a signed affidavit acknowledging life safety, parking, trash, and noise regulations. It also includes the designation of a local property contact within a 60 minute distance of the short term rental unit. If the owner lives within that distance they may self-designate as the local contact. The local contact must be available 24/7 seven days a week to respond to complaints.
We strongly recommend reading the adopted Ordinance prior to applying for your license.
There are no land use regulations or additional/ increased building code requirements affecting short-term rentals of individual properties in Vail. The town does not monitor or rate properties for quality of amenities or guest service levels. A conditional use permit must be obtained from Community Development to operate a bed and breakfast. Individual homeowner associations, however, may have additional requirements related to short-term rentals.
For specific questions regarding the recent legislation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970.477.3515.
Jacque M. Lovato
Sales Tax Manager