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A Vacation Home Registration is required for the leasing or renting of any single-family dwelling, duplex, multiple-family dwelling or any such similar place for a total continuous duration of less than thirty (30) days, for properties located within the Estes Valley Development Code area. Vacation home occupancy is outlined in the regulations as two (2) occupants per bedroom plus two (2) with a maximum occupancy of eight (8).
All applications must be completed, in their entirety without blank fields in order to be processed. The following are required prior to processing:
Vacation Home Inspections: Inspection of all vacation homes per the requirements of this Code shall be completed prior to approval of any operating registration. Inspection will be conducted by the Code Enforcement Officer. For more information please vist the Code Enforcement page.
Properties which are zoned residential are subject to the 588 cap approved by the Town Board and County Commissioners in 2016. The cap was met in May 2018. A waitlist is maintained by the Town Clerk’s office. All applications must meet all requirements of the regulations before they are added to the waitlist including all required signatures and proof of a sales tax license.
The CAP for residential-zoned vacation homes was reached on May 4, 2018. As of October 15, 2019 there were 62 residential-zoned vacation home registrations on the waitlist for processing. Please note there is no limit on the number of commercial-zoned vacation home registrations.
Vacation Home Registrations in commercial zoning districts are processed as received by the Town Clerk's office.
Local Representative/Property Manager must reside within the Park R-3 School District or Estes Valley Recreation and Park District boundaries. The representative must be available within a 20-30 minute response time in the event of a code violation or emergency. The representative can be the homeowner as long as they are able to provide an alternative address from the vacation home which is within the required boundaries where they will reside while the property is being rented.
Large Vacation Home Review (nine (9) or more occupants): Vacation home occupancy is outlined in the regulations as two (2) occupants per bedroom plus two (2) with a maximum occupancy of eight (8). Per the Vacation Home Regulations properties which are eligible to allow nine (9) or more occupants in the vacation home must have had an application for vacation home registration filed with the Clerk's office prior to March 31, 2017. Properties eligible for Large Vacation Home Review must go through special review. More information about the review process can be found here: LVHR Guidelines and Application.
Life Safety Survey: Vacation Homes are subject to a Life Safety Survey. For properties located inside Town Limits more information can be found at https://dms.estes.org/Forms/vacationhomelifeandsafetyinspectionrequest. For properties outside of Town Limits in the County please contact Larimer County Building Division at 970-577-2100, or for more information please visit the county website here.