City drafting plan to address short-term rentals

Public input to be sought in open house, community survey

Staff report
Posted 9/6/18

At any time of year, a number of properties in Englewood are listed on short-term rental sites offering visitors the opportunity to rent a home or even just a bed. However, the Englewood Unified …

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City drafting plan to address short-term rentals

Public input to be sought in open house, community survey

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At any time of year, a number of properties in Englewood are listed on short-term rental sites offering visitors the opportunity to rent a home or even just a bed.

However, the Englewood Unified Development Code prohibits visitor accommodations in residential zone districts and does not collect lodging taxes on these illegal rentals. Additionally, the city does not inspect short-term rentals in private homes, meaning those accommodations might not meet the same health and safety requirements of hotels and other visitor requirements.

Because short-term rentals can mean more noise, parking and traffic issues in neighborhoods, zoning, licensing, taxation and public safety requirements must be addresed, and the city is drafting regulations regarding the permitting of short-term rentals.

An open house at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 will allow the community to learn about short-term rentals, the proposed regulations, the proposed process for obtaining a short-term rental permit and how future regulations might be enforced. The open house is in the community room on the second floor of the Englewood Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Parkway.

Before the open house, a draft copy of the regulations and a community input survey is availale at www.englewoodco.gov. The city's planning and zoning commission is expected to review and recommend regulations to the city council this fall. Contact Erik Sampson at esampson@englewoodco.gov with questions.

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