Town of Telluride: Council Majority Passes New Short-Term Rental Policy!

Town of Telluride: Council Majority Passes New Short-Term Rental Policy!

Town Council majority passes new short-term rental policy.

Administrative fee, lower business license fees, new license categories approved with ordinance; license cap to sunset November 2.

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Last Tuesday, Telluride Town Council passed an ordinance amending the Telluride Municipal Code, decreasing short-term rental business license fees, implementing an admin fee and a regulatory fee, and adding licensing categories with different fee structures.

Council has also unanimously agreed to allow Question 2D to expire, which removes the cap on short-term rental licenses. The ordinance will go into effect for licenses and renewals in 2024 as the Town Clerk’s Department implements new licensing and tax remittance software.

Key changes include:

• STR Business License Fees: Business license fees return to amounts charged before 2D passed in 2021.
o Lodging Business License: $66 per sleeping room
o Accommodations Business License (STRs): $165 per year plus $22 per sleeping
• STR License Categories: Classic, Limited (Limited to a cumulative of 29 nights),
Residential (Residential Zone District limitations), Mid-term, Long-term
• STR Administrative Fee: $288 per license
• STR Regulatory Fee: 40% Regulatory Fee at $857 per bedroom.
o Limited, Residential and Lodging licenses are exempt.

The cap on short-term rental business licenses expired on Thursday, November 2. New short-term rental business license applications will be processed beginning November 3. Applications will be processed under the existing licensing categories and fee structure.

The new licensing categories and fees will be implemented into new software in early 2024.

Telluride, more:

A former Victorian mining town in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Telluride was incorporated in 1977 as a home-rule municipality. Set in a box canyon amid forested peaks at the base of the popular Telluride ski-and-golf resort, the town’s historic district houses landmarks like the Sheridan Opera House, a performing-arts venue originally built in 1913, and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896.

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