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Short Term Rental (STR) FAQ's

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What is a Short-Term Rental (STR)? A short-term rental is a residential dwelling unit, or any room therein that is rented for periods of less than 30 consecutive days. This includes hotels, apartment hotels, motels, lodging houses, motor hotels, guest houses, guest ranches, trailer coaches, mobile homes, auto camps, time share units, condominium units, town homes, trailer courts, private residences, or any such similar place.

Is my property within the Town limits of Dillon?  Dillon town limits are not determined by your zip code.  The subdivisions of Dillon Valley, Keystone, Summerwood or Summit Cove are NOT in the Town of Dillon.  They are in unincorporated Summit County and you should contact their offices for information regarding short term rentals.  To determine whether your property is in Dillon, unincorporated Summit County, or another municipality, visit the Summit County Assessor’s website:

How do I apply for a STR license? The application and associated forms are available at:

What do I need to do to apply for a STR License?

  • Complete the Application for a Short-Term Rental License
  • Submit the application to the Town along with payment for the STR License
  • Payments can be made through Xpress Bill Pay by accessing the Town’s website at

What taxes do I need to collect on my rentals?

The total sales tax rate to collect on your short-term rental sales is 8.875%

  • Town of Dillon – 2.5%
  • State of Colorado – 2.9%
  • Summit County – 2.0%
  • Summit County Transit tax – 0.75%
  • Summit Combined Housing Authority– 0.725%

The lodging tax rate to collect on your short-term rental sales is 2.0%

  • Town of Dillon – 2.0%

AirBnB will begin collecting and remitting Dillon sales and lodging tax on behalf of hosts offering accommodations beginning January 1, 2020. Please note:

  • A booking prior to January 1 is the hosts responsibility to remit regardless of when the stay is.
  • Any unfiled returns prior to January 2020 are the hosts responsibility to file and remit.

If you are using other advertising platforms in addition to AirBnB, you are still responsible for remitting sales and lodging tax on those rentals to the Town of Dillon. VRBO is currently collecting and remitting sales taxes only, you are still responsible for lodging tax on VRBO rentals.

Where do I submit my monthly or quarterly taxes?

  • The lodging tax is remitted directly to the Town of Dillon. Town of Dillon Lodging Tax can be filed and paid at:
  • A lodging tax return must be filed every month or quarter even if there is no tax to remit. Forms are due by the 20th of the month for the preceding month.
  • The total sales tax is to be remitted to the The Colorado Department of Revenue. The Secretary of State issues trade names and can be reached at 855-428-3555 or visit them online. State application forms and general information for conducting business in Colorado is available by calling 303-238-7378. Colorado Business Registration forms, CR100, and instructions are available on the state's website, 

Why do I need to provide responsible contact information for my short-term rental property?  All short-term rental properties will be required to provide contact information for a responsible agent to their guests and the Town of Dillon.  If your responsible agent information changes, contact our office immediately so we can update the license. The Town will be participating in the countywide call center and the call center will need up-to-date information for the person to contact in the event of a complaint and/or emergency.

Are there any requirements on advertising the property? The current ordinance requires that you post your Town of Dillon Short-Term License Number on all advertising (print, online, etc.).

What other information is required for the STR application?

  • Property Address
  • Property Owner Name
  • Sales Tax Filing Information
  • Responsible Agent Contact Information
  • Self-Affidavit of Operable Life Safety Devices
  • Parking and Trash/Recycling Information

Do I need a business license for my short-term rental? The Short-Term Rental License does not replace the business license requirement.  A business license is required for the person or company that is remitting the sales and lodging taxes.  If you use a property manager, the property manager is required to obtain the business license.  If you manage your own unit, you will be required to apply for a business license and a short-term license.

When did the regulations begin? The requirements began on January 1, 2019 and required that you have a valid Short-Term Rental (STR) License issued to you by April 1, 2019.

Where can I find more information about the new rules and regulations for short term rentals located in Dillon? Visit our website at

Living by a short term rental and having issues? The Town has developed and is working to align regulations in conjunction with nearby municipalities and Summit County to reduce community impacts and provide a streamlined complaint resolution process.  If you have a complaint,  please email or call the Short Term Rental Complaint Line (countywide): 970-368-2044

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