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Short-Term Rental License Applications

Are you ready to apply for a short-term rental license?

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.





BEFORE you start the application process YOU MUST have the following FORMS completed and ready to upload with your application:




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 or call 970.477.3515.

Contact Info

Kathleen Halloran
Finance Director

Jacque M. Lovato
Accounting Manager

Johannah Richards
Sales Tax Manager