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Section 3-601 Requirements
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Renting or leasing a structure, (including but not limited to a dwelling, dwelling unit, or lock-off unit) for short term rental purposes in a residential zone district is subject to the following requirements:

3-601.A. Short Term Rental Period. A structure may be rented or leased for a short term period, which is defined as a length of time that is less than thirty (30) consecutive days (that is, any length of time between 1 to 29 consecutive days). A structure may be rented or leased for a maximum of three (3) times during a calendar year. For example, a property can be rented once for 14 days, once for 10 days and once for 5 days.

3-601.B. Long Term Rental Period. A structure may be rented or leased for a long term period, which is defined as a length of time that is thirty (30) consecutive days or longer. A structure may be rented or leased long term for a maximum of three (3) times during a calendar year. Long term rentals are not subject to the rental restrictions and requirements listed herein.

3-601.C. Exchanges. This Division does not prohibit the exchange for short term rental use of a structure in Telluride for the use of any other structure not in Telluride, for any period of time, except that if any such “exchange” includes the transfer of money, consideration, or any other thing of value other than the use of a structure, the “exchange” shall not constitute an allowable use under this Code. Exchange stays sold through non-profits for the purpose of fundraising shall be considered an allowable use.

3-601.D. Use. Short term rental is allowed if it is listed in the LUC as a use permitted by right in the underlying zone district.

3-601.E. Trash Storage. There is a clearly defined trash and recycling storage area and an adequate number of wildlife-proof trash and recycling containers provided.

3-601.F. Owner Representative. There is an owner representative within the Town of Telluride, who is on call full time to manage the property during any period within which the property is occupied as short term accommodations. The name, address, and phone number of the owner representative shall be listed on the business license which is on file at Town Hall. The owner representative shall keep record of the dates the structure is rented during each calendar year. It is the responsibility of the owner representative to inform short term rental tenants regarding town ordinances including but not limited to pets, parking, trash and noise.

3-601.G. Business License and Taxes. A business license has been granted by the Town prior to advertising the short term rental or lease of a structure.

3-601.H. Sales Tax Number. A local and state sales tax number has been received to provide for the collection of local and state sales taxes.

3-601.I. Excise Tax Number. A local excise number has been received to provide for the collection of local excise tax.

3-601.J. Affidavit. An annual affidavit is required to be filed for each calendar year including such information as is determined by the Town Clerk.

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