Vacation Rental Permits
You may use your dwelling as a short-term rental for less than 30-days at a time with an Archuleta County Vacation Rental Permit. A Vacation Rental Permit must be approved before you begin advertising or short-term renting.
CURRENTLY PERMITTED PROPERTIES (as of 10/01/2021)
To begin the Vacation Rental Permit Application process, please click here and create an account...
Once your account is verified, you will need to contact Brandon Wolff (email@example.com or at (970) 264-8383) to link your property record to your login.
Once linked, the system will walk you through each step, one at a time. During the process, you will need the following items to be scanned and uploaded to the system:
- Proof of Ownership
- Agent Authorization (for property manager)
- Vacation Rental Property Disclosure Form (downloadable within system or by clicking here)
- Parking Plan Site Map showing parking available for guest use
- San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) OWTS Permit if there is an On-Site Water Treatment System or affirmative statement that there is no OWTS on the property
- Proof of Sales Tax Registration with Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) or affirmative statement that only AirBNB / VRBO will be used for bookings
- Proof of Sales Taxes Paid (renewals only)
- Proof of Paid Property Taxes for the property
- Proof of Neighbor and Owner’s Association Notification or affirmative statement the property is not part of an owner's association
- Copy of Rules for Renters
- Copies of upcoming Advertisements
After these items are uploaded and reviewed, you will be prompted to pay your annual fee of either $400 or $700, via credit card or e-check. Once the fees are paid, you will receive your permit, good for 12 months, via email within five-ten (5-10) business days. In most cases, once you receive your permit, you are in preliminary compliance with permitting requirements and can begin renting your home.
The final step is for the Planning Department Staff to conduct a brief walk-thru validation inspection within your home. Either the Caretaker, Property Manger, or the Owner will be contacted to arrange this inspection. Remember, even though this inspection is mandatory, it does not need to be completed before you can begin renting.
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 Brandon Wolff (970) 264-8383, or firstname.lastname@example.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) 294-7869
Please Note: We are not obligated to investigate anonymous complaints, but names will remain confidential.