This page is only designed to give you an overview of the local requirements, but it is your duty to know and comply with the local laws. misterb&b is not a legal adviser : you should read carefully the relevant laws and contact a local adviser or the local authorities for further understanding.
Section 33-46 (5) of the Denver Municipal Code defines short-term rentals as “primary residence used for lodging accommodations to transients for a period of less than 30 consecutive days”.
Operating a short-term rentals requires to obtain a short-term rental licence from the City (application online here). Some supporting documents may be required, like the landlord’s written consent if the Host is a tenant and all the applicable Business Taxes licenses (especially the Lodger’s tax license).
It’s important to note the obtained STR licence number must be displayed on your misterb&b listing. To do so, when connected on your misterb&b account, you should go to “edit my listing” > “address”.
Occupancy standards and rental requirements
The occupancy and safety standards of the local, state and federal laws must be met. Section 33-49 of the Denver Municipal Code asks each short rental to be equipped with a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and fire extinguisher.
The Hosts must maintain a fire, hazard and liability insurance.
Section 33-50 requires the Host to provide the guests with a brochure of informations (see the section for the detailing of information).
Short-Term Rentals Taxes
The City and County of Denver may impose taxes on short-term rental businesses (here is the Business Taxes portal), including without limitation :
- Tax on the sale of lodging : for lodgings rent fewer than 30 days. To collect and remit it, the Hosts must obtain the Business Tax Licence
- Occupational Privilege Tax and Sale Tax : may also be assessed on rental businesses.
- Colorado sales tax : every short-term lodging units rented out for less than 30 consecutive days is subjected to the sales tax of the Colorado State. For more information, see this flyer.