Vacation Rental Permits

ATTENTION: ARCHULETA COUNTY HAS INSTITUTED A MORATORIUM ON NEW VACATION RENTAL PERMITS EFFECTIVE 09/01/2022. THIS WILL LAST AT LEAST SIX MONTHS UNTIL NEW REGULATIONS ARE ADOPTED. RENEWAL APPLICATIONS WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROCESSED FOR PROPERLY PERMITTED DWELLINGS.


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  • Only renewal applications will be accepted until the Moratorium is lifted.

  • You MUST submit your full renewal application including payment BEFORE the expiration date on the old permit, or your account will be CLOSED. Once an account is closed, you will not be able to apply again until the Moratorium is lifted.

  • If your dwelling is not compliant with the standards in the regulation on the date of inspection, your permit may be DENIED. We will no longer hold permits in PENDING status while you fix non-compliant structural problems. We will only hold a permit in PENDING status for 30 days to allow you time to fix non-compliant non-structural problems, and the permit will be DENIED after 30 days with no correction or extension.

  • If your permit is DENIED or CLOSED, fines for renting without a permit will begin 5 business days after the DENIAL/CLOSED notice, unless all advertisements are removed.


Please Note: A Vacation Rental Permit does not transfer from seller to buyer upon a change of property ownership.  New owners must apply for their own permit BEFORE they begin advertising or renting their property for short-term rentals.

Please contact Tommy Messick via email at tmessick@archuletacounty.org if you have any questions.

To report a problem with a Vacation Rental Unit or its guests, you may contact:

CODE ENFORCEMENT (M-F / 8-4) : (970) 264-8477 

24-HOUR VACATION RENTAL COMPLAINT LINE: (970) 713-9714 (changed)

 Please Note: We are not obligated to investigate anonymous complaints, but names will remain confidential.

VACATION RENTAL NEIGHBOR NOTIFICATION FORM

STR VALIDATION INSPECTION FORM

VACATION RENTAL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY FORM

VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY DISCLOSURE FORM

COMPLAINT FORM