Of­fi­cials set lim­its on va­ca­tion rentals in and around Estes Park

The Denver Post - - BUSINESS - By Saja Hindi

estes park» The is­sue has been fi­nally set­tled: Va­ca­tion rentals in Estes Park town lim­its and the un­in­cor­po­rated val­ley in Larimer County will now have con­sis­tent reg­u­la­tions and caps.

Af­ter years of re­search, col­lect­ing feed­back and meet­ings, the Board of Larimer County Com­mis­sion­ers and the Estes Park Board of Trus­tees reached a con­sen­sus at a meet­ing late last week on new land use poli­cies for va­ca­tion rentals.

They in­clude a 588-unit cap on va­ca­tion rentals within residential zon­ing ar­eas and an oc­cu­pancy limit of eight peo­ple, un­less per­mis­sion is granted through a spe­cial re­view. Some of the other pro­vi­sions in the jointly-ap­proved code in­clude:

• All va­ca­tion rentals be reg­is­tered an­nu­ally. Op­er­a­tors in all zon­ing dis­tricts must reg­is­ter or re­new by March 31.

• Each va­ca­tion home must pass an ini­tial in­spec­tion and have a valid cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of oc­cu­pancy.

• A lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the Estes Val­ley must be des­ig­nated when a va­ca­tion home is rented to re­spond to com­plaints from neigh­bors and re­ports of al­leged vi­o­la­tions.

• A writ­ten no­tice must be mailed to neigh­bors be­fore an op­er­a­tor ob­tains the an­nual op­er­at­ing reg­is­tra­tion.

• Own­ers of the home can’t stay in the va­ca­tion rental with the renters, and all oc­cu­pants have to be reg­is­tered by name.

Mark New­man stands in­side his va­ca­tion rental in Estes Park in 2015. He­len H. Richard­son, Den­ver Post file

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