Breckenridge Town Council to vote on first reading of short-term rental regulations |

Breckenridge Town Council to vote on first reading of short-term rental regulations

Breckenridge Town Council is expected to make the first vote on short-term rental regulations on Aug. 9, 2022.
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Editor’s note: The Town Council moved its work session to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. This story has been updated to reflect that.

Town council members in Breckenridge will vote on the first reading of two pieces of legislation that aim to put short-term rental regulations in place. The council’s regular session meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

According to the council’s agenda packet, staff is recommending two items that will create the regulations. The first will create the mapped areas and the rules that correlate with the zones, including the tourism overlay district. Specifically, it will outline four areas that the council has discussed for the past several months: the tourism overlay, resort properties (formerly known as “exempt”), the downtown core and other areas such as residential neighborhoods.

The second is more generally applicable to all categories of business and occupational licensees, including short-term rental licenses. An accommodation unit licensee must not only apply for and receive a business and occupational (BOLT) license, but also must pay the BOLT associated tax. In addition, an accommodation unit licensee must further comply with the new regulations.

Council may discuss the regulations during its work session, which begins at 2 p.m. at Town Hall on Tuesday, but public comment and the official vote will happen at the regular session at 7 p.m.

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