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December 1, 2022

Dec. 12 Public Listening Session on Short-Term Dwelling and Vacation Rentals

Register to attend virtual public meeting from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 12


Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting is hosting an information and listening session on Dec. 12 for the two-year review of the county's Short-Term and Vacation Rental Land Use Code regulations, Licensing Ordinance, and enforcement processes.

Staff will provide information and a timeline for the two-year review. Following the introduction, staff will hold listening sessions in virtual breakout rooms to hear from members of the public.

The county's Short-Term and Vacation Rental Land Use Code regulations and Licensing Ordinance apply to the unincorporated areas of Boulder County, not in cities and towns.

What: Information and listening session to get public input on the county's Short-Term and Vacation Rental regulations, Licensing Ordinance, and enforcement processes.
When: Monday, Dec. 12, from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Virtual meeting via Zoom. Register to attend at boco.org/Dec12STR

Registration is required, but participants can register at any time, including after the meeting has started. To participate over the phone dial 833-568-8864 (toll free) and input the meeting ID: 161 220 1719

The information session part of the meeting will be recorded and posted online.

Background

Boulder County updated Land Use Code regulations related to Short-Term Dwelling and Vacation Rentals in 2021 in Docket DC-19-0005. The final text amendments were signed by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on January 5, 2021, and became effective February 7, 2021.

Licensing for short-term rentals began on March 1, 2021 and compliance and outreach began in March 2022. The required review was initiated in August 2022. Staff presented an initial review of land use applications for short-term rentals to the Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission on October 19, 2022. View the staff presentation and supporting documents.

According to the approval Resolution 2020-104, the efficacy of the Land Use Code amendment must be reviewed within two years of adoption, but no sooner than one year following full implementation. Learn more at boco.org/dc-19-0005.

Next Steps

Staff will continue to collect information throughout the remainder of the year. All reports to the BOCC will be available to the public, and the BOCC will hold a public hearing on the two-year review on January 17, 2023. Once the Board reviews the report and staff presentation, it will determine whether any changes to the Land Use Code are needed. Any further action beyond the report to the Board would be based on the direction given to staff by the Board.

For more information, contact Ethan Abner at eabner@bouldercounty.org or 303-682-6892.