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Moratorium on Short Term Rentals Expires
At its January 15 meeting, the Littleton City Council voted to oppose an ordinance that would have amended the city code regarding Short Term Rentals. The 3-4 vote on second reading means that the emergency moratorium on issuing new business and sales/use tax licenses for Short Term Rentals expires and there will be no new regulation of Short Term Rentals in Littleton at this time.
The vote follows over six months of discussion by city council, staff, and the planning commission; six study sessions, and numerous opportunities for citizen input. The proposed ordinance sought to balance what level of regulation the city should take regarding this relatively new lodging option, while considering the interests of property owners, and ensuring the preservation of neighborhood character.
It is estimated there are approximately 90 Short Term Rental units in the city.
Property owners interested in having a Short Term Rental must obtain a sales and use tax license from the city, collect sales tax from customers and remit it to the city under the city tax code. Applications are available from the Finance Department. Short Term Rentals are an allowed use in all legal dwelling units and confirmation of residential zoning is part of the licensing process. For further information, call 303-795-3768.