The city's Boulder Revised Code and Property Maintenance Code require all rental properties in Boulder to maintain a valid rental license. The code establishes minimum standards for the use and safe occupancy of dwellings to protect, preserve and promote the physical and mental health of its residents.
- Short-term rentals are properties that are rented for 29 days or less at a time.
- The rental property must be the owner’s principal residence; principal residence is defined as the dwelling unit in which a person resides for more than one-half of the year.
- The name on the license must be the same as the name on the deed for the property, the owner must be a natural person, trust, or a nonprofit organization.
- The owner must follow the city’s occupancy limits.
- Once issued, a Short-Term Rental Annual Affidavit and fee must be submitted by the issuance anniversary date to maintain your Short-Term Rental License. If the Annual Affidavit to certify principal residency is not completed, the license will be revoked.