Short Term Rental Licensing

 

 

Short-Term Rental Applications

City Council adopted changes to Chapter 5.12 of Title 5 and various sections of Title 17 of the Leadville Municipal Code concerning short-term rentals on 2/2/2021.

Short Term Rental Code Changes

The STR season runs from May 1st -to April 30th and is an annual license. A license is conducted completely online with the platform MuniRevs. In order to have a license, you must first email to see if one is available with the city of Leadville. Please email adminservices@leadville-co.gov to see if a license is available for your property.

We are not currently accepting any NEW Class 2 licenses as the city is at the annual cap. You may email adminservices@leadville-co.gov to be placed on the current waitlist.

If you are seeking a Class 1, owner-occupied unit, please email adminservices@leadville-co.gov to be given instructions for the next steps of obtaining a license. 

Short Term Rental License Information

The 2022 renewal season opened on 3/15/2022. Existing license holders are contacted through MuniRevs with the renewal instructions for the 2022 season and must complete by 4/30/2022 in order to secure their license for the new season. 

If you're eligible to obtain a new license and have not yet obtained a safety inspection please schedule your fire safety check. Please call or email Fire Marshal Boyle. He can be reached at 719-293-1368 or via email at firemarshal@leadvillefire.org

Please see the attached guide that explains the process for applying for a City of Leadville STR license.  If you have questions, please email adminservices@leadville-co.gov

City of Leadville STR Guide

Short-Term Rental Licensing Fee Schedule

The 2021 and 2022 short-term rental license fee schedule is $325 for both license types. 

License Application                FEES

Application Fee for Class 1 license $325.00

Application Fee for Class 2 license $325.00

Safety Check (each time)                $40.00

Forms Required to Submit a Complete Class 1-Owner Occupied STR License

Conditional Use Permit- this form is needed only if you apply for more than 2 STR licenses on one parcel as an owner-occupied property. You will need to work with the Administrative Services Manager to complete this separate land use process. Please contact adminservices@leaville-co.gov for more information or call 719-486-2092 Ext 106

Business Entity Authorization Form- this form is needed only if the property is listed as a business or LLC entity

Owner-Occupied Affidavit- required for all Class 1 STR licenses applications

Sample Fire Safety Check Form - required for all STR licenses

Safety Check Affidavit- required for all STR licenses

Forms Required to Submit a Complete Class 2- Non-Owner Occupied STR License

Conditional Use Permit- this form is needed only if you apply for more than 3 STR licenses on one parcel.  As an owner-occupied property, you will need to work with the Administrative Services Manager to complete this separate land use process. A non-owner-occupied Class 2 license only allows for 1 license per parcel or more than 3 licenses per parcel with the applicable conditional use permit approval process. Please contact adminservices@leaville-co.gov for more information or call 719-486-2092 Ext 106

Business Entity Authorization Form- This form is needed only if the property is listed as a business or LLC entity

Sample Fire Safety Check Form - required for all STR licenses

Safety Check Affidavit- required for all STR licenses

 

Accommodations Tax Information

Accommodations Tax 4.92%

Starting on January 1, 2022, The new Accommodation tax of 4.92% (that was voted in on the November 2nd, 2021 ballot) includes the previous lodging tax of 1.92%.  This being said, you do not have to remit both. The City of Leadville is using the platform MUNIRevs to have lodging establishments remit the 4.92% tax.  This tax should not be remitted to the state.  The City does not have a contract with any third-party booking organizations (such as Air B&B or VRBO), so no tax will be collected by them.

The City is waiving the taxes on any lodging that took place in the month of January 2022, but starting February 1st, 2022 the 4.92% tax did take effect.  These taxes are due quarterly so any lodging for the month of February - March, 2022 will be due by April 30th.  Starting April 1st, 2022 there will be a link on MUNIRevs for you to remit these taxes.

All STR license holders and all commercial lodging establishments are required to submit quarterly accommodations tax on their active MuniRevs tax/business account. You must remit a report even if you had no bookings for the quarter. You still must also collect the state sales taxes. Often platforms like AirB&B or VRBO will collect that tax and remit on your behalf. 

Short Term Rental Complaints

Complaint Form for Concerns with Short Term Rentals

Please follow the following link if you wish to submit a concern or complaint regarding a short-term rental property in the City of Leadville. This form will come to the correct City staff to follow up and investigate the issue.

https://lodging.munirevs.com/complaint/?cityid=1076