The Boulder Revised Code requires all rental properties (short term and long term) to maintain a valid rental license. The purpose of the rental license is to ensure minimum standards for safe use and occupancy of dwellings is maintained to protect, preserve, and promote residents’ physical and mental health.
View frequently asked questions about rental housing licensing in Boulder.
Code violations related to rental licensing include:
- Renting a property without a license or affidavit of exemption.
- Advertising a property for rent without a license or affidavit of exemption.
- Failure to display a rental license number in an advertisement to rent a dwelling.
- Advertising a dwelling for a occupancy level over the allowed limit per zoning district.
Obtaining a rental license is the responsibility of the property owner and the discovery of an unlicensed rental property will result in legal action.