Permit & Application
City of Glenwood Springs, CO
Glenwood Springs Municipal Code section 070.030.030(e)(9)- Short-Term Rentals.
The City of Glenwood Springs recognizes that there are benefits to allowing owners of
residential units within the city to rent their dwelling units for periods of time less than 30
days. Short-term rental of dwelling units bring additional visitors to the city, can allow
owners to recoup housing costs, and provides revenues for the City through the additional
tax collections. The provision of short-term rentals offers additional diversification to the
resort and travelling professional accommodations market. However, due to the potential
for adverse impacts, short-term rentals must be regulated by the City to protect the health,
safety, and welfare of owners, neighbors, and visitors.
The requirements of this subsection shall apply to any residential dwelling unit within
the city. This subsection is applicable within a Planned Unit Development unless the
short-term rental of property is specifically identified as a prohibited use by the
Planned Unit Development.
This subsection does not apply to any dwelling unit permitted as an Accessory Dwelling
The City of Glenwood Springs is not a party to and does not enforce any private
covenants. Private covenants may restrict the ability for owners to engage in short-
The owner shall designate a natural person located within a 30 minute distance of the
short term rental who is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to serve as
the local responsible party for the short term rental and to immediately responding to
any issues arising from the short-term rental. The designated responsible party may be
the owner of the property. The owner shall notify the Director in writing of the
designation of the responsible party within five days of such designation or
modification of any such designation.
The owner or responsible party shall collect and pay all applicable local, state, and
federal taxes including sales and lodging taxes.
The owner or responsible party is responsible for ensuring the short-term rental meets
all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. For example, §38-45-101 C.R.S. et
seq. requiring carbon monoxide alarms in residential property.
The owner or responsible party is responsible for obtaining all required licenses in
accordance with Title 050 of the Municipal Code.
Use and Occupancy Restrictions
Occupancy limitations of a short term rental shall be established by the International
Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) and shall be indicated on the short term rental
On properties with an accessory dwelling unit, only the primary dwelling on the
property shall be eligible for a short-term rental permit.
In a multifamily building under single ownership, no more than 10 percent but at least
one unit may be permitted as a short-term rental.
In all areas outside the City’s General Improvement District (GID), as the GID may be
amended from time to time, the total number of short-term rentals shall be limited to