Short Term Rentals

After adoption of Ordinance 2078 , the City of Golden has new regulations in place for short-term rentals. Visit www.cityofgolden.net/shorttermrentals to learn more and apply for a license online! A new call center is also in place to assist residents with application questions and to help address any nuisance concerns by reaching out to short-term rental owners on behalf of their neighbors. The number for the call center and friendly assistance is 303 479 3193.

If you are interested in renting your property on a short-term basis (30 days or less), please visit the Golden EZMaps Tool to determine your

After adoption of Ordinance 2078 , the City of Golden has new regulations in place for short-term rentals. Visit www.cityofgolden.net/shorttermrentals to learn more and apply for a license online! A new call center is also in place to assist residents with application questions and to help address any nuisance concerns by reaching out to short-term rental owners on behalf of their neighbors. The number for the call center and friendly assistance is 303 479 3193.

If you are interested in renting your property on a short-term basis (30 days or less), please visit the Golden EZMaps Tool to determine your zoning district. If your property is zoned residential including R-1, R-1A, R-2, R-3 or RE, or a residential PUD (Planned Unit Development), one of the new requirements is the property must be the primary residence of the owner of record.

  • What Airbnb Did to New York City

    by awesner, over 1 year ago

    When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme guest (and occasionally host) misbehavior. But as the now decade-old service matured and the number of rental properties proliferated dramatically, a second genre emerged, one that focused on what the service was doing to the larger community...

    When the home-sharing platform first appeared, the initial cautionary tales tended to emphasize extreme guest (and occasionally host) misbehavior. But as the now decade-old service matured and the number of rental properties proliferated dramatically, a second genre emerged, one that focused on what the service was doing to the larger community...

  • Lodger’s tax collected on Denver short-term rentals nears $2 million

    by awesner, over 1 year ago

    Denver is doing a poor job of tracking and enforcing its new short-term rental regulations, the city auditor says, with some applicants receiving licenses they shouldn’t have, putting the city at risk for a lawsuit.

    The findings, released Thursday, come a year after the Denver City Council passed regulations for short-term rentals allowing the rental of a primary residence for 30 days or less and requiring hosts to collect the 10.75 percent lodger’s tax from guests. The tax has generated nearly $2 million since January — a figure that’s expected to rise.


    Denver is doing a poor job of tracking and enforcing its new short-term rental regulations, the city auditor says, with some applicants receiving licenses they shouldn’t have, putting the city at risk for a lawsuit.

    The findings, released Thursday, come a year after the Denver City Council passed regulations for short-term rentals allowing the rental of a primary residence for 30 days or less and requiring hosts to collect the 10.75 percent lodger’s tax from guests. The tax has generated nearly $2 million since January — a figure that’s expected to rise.


  • Boulder weighs tightening vacation-rental occupancy rules to target 'party houses'

    by awesner, over 1 year ago

    On Tuesday night, the City Council will have a chance to tackle the question of whether or not Boulder should install harsher occupancy limits on groups staying in Airbnb and other short-term rental situations.

    In Boulder, the occupancy limit for non-related people is three or four, depending on zoning, per dwelling unit. This applies to vacation rentals, too.

    But large groups can, and do, get away with skirting the limit.


    On Tuesday night, the City Council will have a chance to tackle the question of whether or not Boulder should install harsher occupancy limits on groups staying in Airbnb and other short-term rental situations.

    In Boulder, the occupancy limit for non-related people is three or four, depending on zoning, per dwelling unit. This applies to vacation rentals, too.

    But large groups can, and do, get away with skirting the limit.


  • Amsterdam to halve Airbnb-style tourist rentals to 30 nights a year per host

    by awesner, over 1 year ago

    City councillors in Amsterdam have decided to reduce by half the number of nights Airbnb hosts can rent out their apartments in the city -- imposing a cap of 30 nights per year, down from the current 60 nights per years (via DutchNews.nl). The new limit will go into force in 2019.

    City councillors in Amsterdam have decided to reduce by half the number of nights Airbnb hosts can rent out their apartments in the city -- imposing a cap of 30 nights per year, down from the current 60 nights per years (via DutchNews.nl). The new limit will go into force in 2019.

  • Fort Collins Weighs Short Term Rental Regulations

    by awesner, over 1 year ago

    Schools are back in session, but that does not mean vacation season is over.

    For people whose lives are not tied to the school year, such as retirees and empty-nesters, fall is a great time to travel and see the sights.

    That means short-term rentals in Fort Collins found on Airbnb, VRBO and other online sites can expect to keep seeing business coming their way.

    Think about all the people from out of state who would enjoy the fall colors in Rocky Mountain National Park. They’ll need places to stay.


    Schools are back in session, but that does not mean vacation season is over.

    For people whose lives are not tied to the school year, such as retirees and empty-nesters, fall is a great time to travel and see the sights.

    That means short-term rentals in Fort Collins found on Airbnb, VRBO and other online sites can expect to keep seeing business coming their way.

    Think about all the people from out of state who would enjoy the fall colors in Rocky Mountain National Park. They’ll need places to stay.


  • San Francisco New Laws for AirBnB

    over 1 year ago

    San Francisco's strict short-term home rental laws just kicked in on Wednesday, and are already having a big effect on SF-based Airbnb. Listing plunged from over 10,000 to around 5,500, dropping around 4,760 listings, the site told the San Francisco Chronicle. Wednesday midnight was the deadline for hosts to register homes with the city for a $250 fee, or face fines as high as $1,000 a day.

    San Francisco's strict short-term home rental laws just kicked in on Wednesday, and are already having a big effect on SF-based Airbnb. Listing plunged from over 10,000 to around 5,500, dropping around 4,760 listings, the site told the San Francisco Chronicle. Wednesday midnight was the deadline for hosts to register homes with the city for a $250 fee, or face fines as high as $1,000 a day.