The rental licensing section of the Code was last revised in 1999. Since that time, the Town has seen significant growth of the sharing economy and the expansion of short-term rental housing. The expansion of short-term rental housing has created an adverse impact to the health, safety, and welfare of communities, including an increase in housing costs and depletion of residential housing opportunities for persons seeking full-time accommodations. The Board of Trustees has received significant public comment expressing a desire to preserve the residential character of the Town and to preserve the long-term housing stock.
The short-term rental ordinance reasonably regulates short-term rentals of residential real property. The regulation of short-term rentals preserves the residential character of the Town and establishes operating standards for short-term rentals. The BOT and other Town Boards have participated in discussions related to the regulation of short-term rentals since approximately 2016.
On October 1, 2019, Ordinance 798 passed which amends “Article V of Chapter 6 of the Nederland Municipal Code, concerning business licensing, to establish a short-term rental licensing program and impose a penalty for violations thereof, and amending Chapter 16 of the Nederland Municipal Code, concerning short-term rental as an accessory use”. The ordinance does not take effect until March 16, 2020 , allowing Town Staff time to implement the licensing provisions.
On February 4, 2020, the Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance 805 amending certain sections of Article V of Chapter 6 of the Nederland Municipal Code, concerning business licensing, of short-term rentals and amending the penalties for violation thereof.
Short Term Rental Applications
Applicants for an STR license must submit a completed application to the Town Clerk. A short-term rental license is valid for a term of one (1) year and shall expire at the end of the calendar quarter during which the original license was issued.
- Short Term Rental Application
- Short Term Rental Policies and Procedures
- Short Term Rental Posting Requirement Template
Host Compliance 24/7 Dedicated Hotline
The Town of Nederland has contracted with Host Compliance to provide a 24/7 staffed hotline to report non-emergency short-term rental problems.
- 24/7 Dedicated Hotline Phone Number: 720-778-8183
- Website for more information: https://safe.hostcompliance.com/nederland-co/tips
After hours calls should be directed to the 24/7 Dedicated Hotline at 720-778-8183. For Emergencies only, contact 9-1-1.
Additional Information about Short Term Rentals
- Ordinance 798 – Short Term Rentals
- Ordinance 805 – Short Term Rental Amendments
- History and Previous Board Actions
- Public Comment from 2019 BOT Meetings
- Articles of Interest
The Town Clerk department handles the regulation of short-term rentals. The Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk are available to answer any questions during business hours which are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.
- Phone Number: 303-258-3266