Short-Term Rental (STR) License Renewal

We strongly recommend using Google Chrome or Safari browsers to complete the online application. The application cannot be completed on a smart phone or tablet.

Any applications requiring Specialist Review will not be issued or renewed before 1/7/2021. Inquiries sent via 3-1-1 or licenses@denvergov.org may take up to two weeks for response. No new citations will be issued during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

 

How to Renew a License

Renew a License

WHEN TO RENEW

You can renew your short term rental license as early as 60 days before the expiration date. You should receive an e-mail notification when your renewal period opens.

HOW TO RENEW

Use the link HERE or on the right hand side of this page to access our online licensing portal. On the "My Licenses" page, select the "Renew Application" action for the license you wish you update, and then follow the prompts.

 

Required Documents and Fees

Upon renewal, you will need to pay a $100 license fee. This fee can be paid with a bank account or a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. 

The following documents are required upon application.

All Short-Term Rental Licensees

  • A copy of your Colorado Driver's License or Colorado Identification Card
  • At least two of the following:
    • Proof of valid motor vehicle registration
    • Proof of voter registration
    • Federal or state tax returns or other financial documentation
    • A utility bill

If you do not own the short-term rental property

NOTE - ALL DOCUMENTS MUST REFLECT THE NAME OF THE APPLICANT AND THEIR ADDRESS

Renewal Application Process

NOTE - Excise and Licenses will strive to review any renewal application for a short-term rental renewal within 7 business days. If an application is incomplete or inconsistent, it can significantly extend the amount of time it will take to process an application completely.

The renewal process is as follows:

  1. The applicant submits a renewal application online. All required documents must be uploaded before the application is submitted.
  2. Excise and Licenses will review the renewal application and supporting documents for completeness and consistency. If the application is found to be incomplete, an email will be sent to the applicant allowing 14 days for corrections.
  3. If the applicant is found to be eligible for renewal, a copy of the short-term rental license will be emailed to applicant. Be sure to read and follow all conditions printed on the business license.

 

Once Your License is Renewed

Changes in General Manager/Local Responsible Party

If a licensee changes their general manager/local responsible party, or if the contact information for this information changes, the licensee must file an Owner or Manager Update amendment as detailed below.

Requirement to Post Business License Number on any Advertisements

It is unlawful to advertise a short-term rental without the license number clearly displayed on the face of the advertisement.

Requirement to Maintain Insurance

The licensee must maintain at least $1,000,000 in liability insurance that covers the use of the property as a short-term rental at all times (or only list the short-term rental through hosting platforms that provide this as part of their service agreement). 

Requirement to Keep Contact Information Up to Date

If a licensee or general manager's information changes, an online amendment application must be filed making that change.

Requirement to Pay Taxes

Double check your Lodger's and OPT Accounts to stay on the tax payment schedule established with the Treasury Department. Even if you only utilize AirBnB and lodger's taxes are collected on your behalf, you must submit your required filings on-time.  You must also renew your tax account every odd year. You can access your account online a the E-Biz Tax Center.

 

Check on the Status of a Renewal Application

A short-term rental applicant can check the status of an application at any time through the online application portal. Please download our Application Status Check-In Guide(PDF, 457KB) for step by step instructions.

 

 

Notifications & Amendments

Update General Manager Information

WHEN TO FILE 

Short-Term Rental licensees wishing to add, remove, or update contact information for a general manager must file an Owner or Manager application. This application must be filed within 30 days of any change.

HOW TO FILE

Please click HERE or use the link on the right hand side of this page to access our online licensing portal. On the "My Licenses" page, select the "Amendment" action for the license you wish to update, and then follow the prompts.

LEGAL NAME CHANGES

If your legal name changed, please e-mail a written request to licenses@denvergov.org and include one of the following documents in your e-mail:

  • A certified copy of a marriage certificate indicating your new name
  • A certified copy of a final divorce decree in which the judge listed your desired name change directly on the decree
  • Other certified court documents granting a legal name change

 

Update Contact Information

WHEN & HOW TO FILE

If you would like to update your contact information, please use the link HERE or on the right hand side of this page to access our online licensing portal. On the "My Licenses" page, select the "Amendment" action for the license you wish to update, and then follow the prompts.

LEGAL NAME CHANGES

If your legal name changed, please e-mail a written request to licenses@denvergov.org and include one of the following documents in your e-mail:

  • A certified copy of a marriage certificate indicating your new name
  • A certified copy of a final divorce decree in which the judge listed your desired name change directly on the decree
  • Other certified court documents granting a legal name change