Short Term Rental Regulations and Permitting


For additional information concerning the regulations:
The Clear Creek County Planning Department 
Phone: (303) 679-2430
Email the Planning Department

Clear Creek County has recently adopted new regulations for Short Term Rental properties. The Short Term Rental Regulations (PDF) includes the requirement to obtain an annual permit and have a one time inspection performed by the County Building Official. These requirements are intended to assure that short term rentals meet minimum health and safety guidelines and minimize impacts to residential neighbor.

You must file for a Short Term Rental Permit if you meet either of these definitions:

Short Term Rental - The nightly or weekly rental of dwellings, dwelling units, mobile homes or rooms, excluding hotels and motels, that accommodates up to eight (8) individuals at one time, for less than 30 consecutive days, including but not limited to: single family dwellings, duplexes, multi-family swellings, townhomes, condominiums, time share, or similar dwellings.

Large Short Term Rental - A short term rental that accommodates nine (9) or more individuals at one time

A permit is required for each short term rental. You can now obtain your permit online at the permitting website. If you intend to use a property as a short term rental, you must obtain a permit.

If you have any questions, feel free to email our team.

As part of your Short Term Rental Application, you are required to obtain a Life Safety Inspection from the Department of Building Safety. The inspection will be requiring that you meet minimum safety codes such as but not limited to the following: Smoke Detectors located in every bedroom and hallway leading to bedrooms and if no bedroom is located on a story, then one in that area, Carbon Monoxide detectors within 15' of any bedroom, all guardrails and handrails will be checked, we will look at condition of decks, egress windows and/or doors and one fire extinguisher etc. An Inspection fee of $100.00 will be charged per inspection.

If an unsuitable or undocumented On-Site Waste Water System is being used, additional steps and potentially fees will be required to come into compliance with Environmental Health.

More steps/fees may be required on an individual basis to come into code compliance.

Additional Helpful Links

Clear Creek County Sign Regulations (PDF)
Liability Insurance Minimums (PDF)
Tax Information for Outfitters and Owners of Short Term Rentals (PDF)