Short Term Rental Licensing

 

 

Short-Term Rental Applications

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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 cityclerk@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 cityclerk@leadville-co.gov to be placed on the current waitlist.

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

Short Term Rental License Information

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The annual renewal season opened on March 15th. Existing license holders are contacted through MuniRevs with the renewal instructions for the new season which must be completed by April 30th annually 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 cityclerk@leadville-co.gov.

City of Leadville STR Guide

Short-Term Rental Licensing Fee Schedule

The 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 Planning Director to complete this separate land use process. Please contact planningdirector@leadville-co.gov for more information or call 719-486-2092.

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 Planning Director 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 planningdirector@leadville-co.gov for more information or call 719-486-2092.

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

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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 Airbnb or VRBO), so no accommodations tax will be collected by them.

The accommodation taxes are due quarterly, so any lodging for the month of February - March will be due by April 30th, April – June will be due by July 31st, July – September will be due October 31st & October – December will be due by January 31st.  There will be a task assigned on MUNIRevs for you to remit these taxes starting the 1st day of the month after each quarter.

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 & County sales taxes. Often platforms like Airbnb or VRBO will collect the sales tax and remit it on your behalf. 

 

Short Term Rental Complaints

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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 be forwarded to the correct City staff to follow up and investigate the issue.

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