Denver, CO

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.

In May 2016, the City Council passed an ordinance that added Article III. - Short Term Rentals to the Chapter 33 of the Denver Municipal Code.



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 :


For more information and contacts about short-term rentals, see this FAQ and visit this page on the official website of the City of Denver.