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What are Short-Term Rentals?

Short-term rental generally means the rental of all or a portion of a property for less than 30 days. These rentals are generally listed on websites such as Airbnb.com or HomeAway.com.  

Regulating Short-Term Rentals

The issue of regulating short-term rentals is of increasing interest to local governments across the country. This is true in the Front Range and the City of Westminster. The short-term rental market nationwide has seen a 10-fold increase over the past five years. Although there are currently over 200 short-term rentals operating in Westminster, the City currently does not have any explicit regulations or guidelines in place. At the direction of City Council on March 7th, 2022, city staff is examining how to potentially implement simple, sensible and enforceable local policies that balance the rights of homeowners with the interests of neighbors, community members and businesses. City staff will be preparing research and recommendations on potential short-term rental regulations to present to the city’s Planning Commission and City Council at a later date. The goal is to develop a policy recommendation that incorporates the voice of our community, aligns with our neighbors along the front range, and creates clear and enforceable protections.

We Want to Hear From You

 

Community voice is important to us. City staff welcomes all residents and stakeholders to fill out this short online survey to make sure your priorities and concerns are included as we develop our short-term rental policy for the City of Westminster.

FILL OUT THE ONLINE SURVEY

Join a Focus Group

Fill out the form below to join city staff in-person by participating in one of our four focus group sessions, offered in July and August at recreation centers throughout Westminster:

Tuesday, July 19 – 5:30-7:30pm (MAC)
Tuesday, July 26 – 11:30am - 1:30pm (City Park Recreation Center)
Wednesday, August 3 – 6-8pm (Westview) *childcare provided*
Saturday, August 6 – 11:30am - 1:30pm (City Park Recreation Center)

SIGN UP FOR A FOCUS GROUP