Cap Lifted on Short-Term Rental Licenses

The cap on short-term rental licenses within the Town of Telluride expired on November 2, 2023. New short-term rental business license applications are now being processed. Any new licenses received over the next two months will still be processed under the existing licensing and fee structure, and will expire on December 31, 2023.

 

Telluride Town Council Passes New Short-Term Rental Policy

The Town of Telluride will implement new short-term rental licensing software in 2024 with new licensing categories, fee structure, and compliance requirements. 2024 renewals will be available as soon as possible in 2024, but not prior to January 1, 2024.

What are the new 2024 categories and fees?

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Telluride property owners without a Short Term Rental (STR) license can now apply for a chance to get one! 


In November 2021, Telluride residents voted to cap STRs at their current number, which had conflicting reports at the time, but we now know the exact number was 758. (To get caught up in the saga of Ballot Measure 2D vs. the Citizen's Initiative 300, check out my blog posts and videos on the topic!)  There are certain exceptions that are allowed outside of that number, like primary residences with licenses to AirBnb the property when the owners are out of town, and one-time exceptions when a property sells, in order to allow the license to transfer to the buyer.*

Additionally,  any STR licenses that are surrendered (if a property sells…

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This is a series of videos to chat about the two proposed ballot measures addressing Short Term Rentals in the Town of Telluride. The less aggressive measure, 2D, which I supported immensely, passed by a landslide on November 2nd, 2021.


Hi friends -

Today I’m concluding this series of videos by sharing my "why." Why I've spent so much time and effort over these last few months on discussing these Short Term Rental ballot measures and fighting for Measure 2D. I only scratched the surface of that here, but I hope this gives you a sense of why 2D is the compromise the Telluride community deserves.

Do you have questions that weren’t answered here? Contact me!

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Today I’m covering Q300's claims that they will 1) create long-term housing, 2) transfer tourism to hotels only, 3) slow real estate speculation, and 4) protect Telluride locals who STR their homes.

NOTE: My numbers on lost funding for affordable housing have been corrected. The actual lost revenue is estimated at just under $540,000/year!




Do you have questions about the competing ballot measures? Contact me and I’d be glad to help!

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Posters around town claim that 40% of homes in Telluride are Short Term Rentals. That number is carefully cherry-picked and wildly inflated. I'm here to share the truth, because that's what our community deserves!


Do you have questions about the competing ballot measures? Contact me and I’d be glad to help!

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With so much misinformation floating around the internet, I’m doing a series of “mythbuster” posts to clear up some confusion! Starting with this big one: that the number of vacation rental units has increased by 75% in 5 years.

In reality, yes, the number of *licenses* has grown by that much, but a large amount of this increase is due to the change of accounting for properties like Mountainside Inn and Ice House (that went from 1 license per property to 1 license per unit - all of which were already short-term rented). 10 to 20 licenses are also overcounted each year when a unit with an existing license sells and the buyer applies for a new license, counting that unit as double. In reality,…

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This is a series of videos to chat about the two proposed ballot measures addressing Short Term Rentals in the Town of Telluride. Stay tuned for more!

hi friends-

As promised, I’m back to keep you posted on current events here in Telluride, Colorado.

In this video, I’m talking about the labor shortage, the housing crisis, and why I support focusing on providing more deed-restricted affordable housing to locals, as opposed to attempting to regulate the free market.

Ballot measure 2D not only generates funds for affordable housing (through increased business license fees for Short Term Rentals), but it also protects tax revenue generated by Short Term Rentals that is specifically designated…

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This is the first in a series of videos to chat about the proposed cap on Short Term Rentals in the Town of Telluride. Stay tuned for more!

hi friends-

Today we’re talking about probably THE most hot-button topic in Telluride, which is the proposed cap on Short Term Rentals (STRs).

For those who aren’t aware, there is going to be an item on the November ballot where Telluride residents will be able to choose whether or not they support capping STR licenses at 400 per year. To provide context, there are currently about 740 licenses, including some properties that will be exempt from the cap (individual hotel rooms & primary residences).

My goal is to keep residents, visitors and property…

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