City seeks input on licensing short-term rentals

January 29, 2016 / Comments Off on City seeks input on licensing short-term rentals


Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses is developing a framework to regulate short-term rentals (VRBO and AirBnB for examples). The proposal comes at a time when rentals of residential property for fewer than 30 days are growing in popularity in Denver, despite the fact that the Denver Zoning Code currently prohibits them.
In partnership with Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman, Denver Excise and Licenses and Denver Community Planning and Development will be hosting four town hall meetings to outline the proposed licensing and enforcement framework, answer questions and get feedback from the community.
For information on the town halls, the licensing framework and the public review process, or to provide feedback or sign up for email updates, visit
The closest Community Town Hall in our neighborhood is February 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Christ Church United Methodist, 690 Colorado Boulevard
See also this Westword article from December 2015: Neighbors think they’re a big pain.
And this Denver Post article: Mountain Towns Learn to Love – and Regulate – Short-Term Rentals.