Short-Term Rental Regulation Update in Progress, Community Input Needed

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An update to the Larimer County Land Use Code covering current short-term rental regulations in unincorporated Larimer County has begun.

The six to eight-week update will align the code with the changes and expansions in the home-sharing and rental markets to address community concerns about neighborhood impacts and the compatibility of those properties. County-wide community input from Larimer County residents is needed including those living in the Estes Valley, to ensure a comprehensive update. Community members can share short-term rental comments, feedback, and ideas through an online questionnaire until August 28 by visiting the Larimer County Short-Term Rental Questionnaire.

Two additional events are also scheduled to gather more input from the community:

A preliminary draft of the updated regulations will be available for review in September, with later public meetings in the fall to hear comments on the draft.

Short-term rentals provide both advantages and challenges in communities. While short-term rentals provide increased revenues and options for visitors and owners, communities have become concerned with traffic, noise, commercial activity in neighborhoods, and fire safety associated with short-term rentals. The Board of Larimer County Commissioners has identified the loss of affordable housing as a priority.

For complete current information, or to learn more about short-term rentals, visit the Larimer County Short-Term Rental webpage.

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