If the property is not your primary residence, it is not eligible to be licensed as a short-term rental. To rent such a property to guests on a short-term basis, you will need to obtain a Lodging Facility license. Please see the licensing page for a Lodging Facility for more information and to check eligibility requirements. Additionally, please note, a change of building occupancy classification may be required and will likely have construction impacts, including but not limited to requirements for a fire sprinkler system, a fire alarm/detection system, exit signage, and accessibility upgrades. Please see www.denvergov.org/BuildingCode for change of occupancy guidelines.
A change in zoning use from residential to lodging may also be required. A zoning permit is required to change or establish a new zoning use. A change in use to lodging (whether it’s one unit in a building changing use, or an entire building changing use) is allowed under the Denver zoning code as long as the property is in a zone district that allows “lodging accommodations” as a zoning use. Please see www.denvergov.org/commercialzoning for more information on the permitting requirements for a change in zoning use, or to determine your property’s zone district.