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Short-Term Rentals

Know the Rules

Click here for all the information on renting your home short-term within the Town of Blue River.  This link includes common questions and answers to your rental questions.

Apply for a License

Click on the button to be directed to the Blue River Lodging License (Short-term) Rental Application and renewal applications.



Pay My Lodging Taxes

Blue River homeowners who rent their homes are also required by the State of Colorado to obtain a State sales tax account number. All rentals of short-term accommodations are subject to State, Summit County, and Town of Blue River sales tax, as well as the Town of Blue River lodging tax. 

The total tax to be collected is 12.275% of the rental fee. When listing with a hosting platform, verify the address is BLUE RIVER.

  • To be remitted to the State of Colorado: 8.875%          

Blue River Sales Tax: 2.5%; 2.9% State sales tax, 2.0% Summit County sales tax, 0.75% County mass transit tax (Summit Stage), 0.725% Special District sales tax (Summit Housing Authority)

  • To be remitted directly to the Town of Blue River: 3.4%

**NOTE: Hosting platforms do not collect or remit the 3.4% Lodging Tax to the Town of Blue River. You must remit the Lodging Tax to the Town. It is your responsibility to confirm that the hosting platform remits the sales/state taxes.

Blue River Statistics

The Town of Blue River has required licenses for all short-term (less than 30 days) rentals since 2013.  How has that changes and how many licenses are currently in the Town?

Good Neighbor Guidelines

Find ways to be a good neighbor to the community while renting your property.

Required Poster

All short-term rentals within the Town of Blue River are required to post this poster inside their homes and provide this information to all visitors.  You may download the .pdf from below.