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Amended Public Health Order Targets Personal Gatherings Offices, Lodging, and Restaurants/Bars (updated October 23, 2020 @12:01 p.m.)

Summit County Public Health issued an amended Public Health Order Friday, after consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health, in an effort to stop the surge of local cases and avoid more restrictive measures being imposed by the State. All prior requirements and restrictions remain in place and the new health order will take effect at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, October 24th.

Limitations on Public and Private Gatherings

  • No more than 6 individuals indoors from no more than 2 households
  • No more than 10 individuals outdoors from no more than 2 households
  • No more then 10 individuals indoors and/or outdoors from no more than 2 households at short-term rental operations.

Requirements for Short-term Lodging Operations

  • Owners and/or entities responsible for the booking and renting of short-term lodging units must validate and confirm the identity and group size of all renters upon arrival to ensure compliance with the amended Public Health Order.

Please continue to review Summit County Public Health’s short-term rental guidelines as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) short-term rental guidance.

  • June 1, 2020: All transient lodging facilities must complete the Summit County Business Physical Distancing Protocol Form. This form does NOT need to be submitted to the County but must be available upon request and placed in a conspicuous location at each short-term rental property. It can be placed inside the home near one of the entrances.
  • This document outlines safety measures each business will adopt to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in their property.
  • Must also post Public Health Order Compliance Poster in your property.
  • One hand sanitizer should also be placed near the entrance to the house, but you can certainly put out more throughout.
  • In those locations with a central reservations office, the form shall be posted at or near the entrance of the office and shall be easily viewable by employees and customers.
  • The transient lodging community shall comply with these protocols and procedures with advice and guidance from the Center of Disease Control (CDC), American Hotel and Lodging Association and Vacation Rental Management Association.
  • Expedia Group Cleanliness Standards
  • The completed Summit County Business Physical Distancing Protocol Form (PDP) and associated public directives must be made available upon request, and place in a conspicuous location at each property to be available for rental.
  • Summit County businesses can make use of the following resources during COVID-19 response, stabilization and recovery – visit COVID-19 Business Resources.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and patience during these unprecedented times.

Good Neighbor Guidelines (new 6/1/20)

The Good Neighbor Guidelines are a code of ethics that visitors should follow to avoid negative impacts on the community. The document contains guidance on topics such as parking, wildfire prevention, respecting wildlife, waste disposal, noise and outdoor lighting.

The guidelines must be posted in a prominent location inside your rental home so that visitors will see them. Download the Good Neighbor Guidelines.

Who Needs a Short Term Rental License?

Anyone renting their Frisco property, or seeking to rent a property in Frisco, for less than a consecutive thirty-day period should be aware of the town’s requirements for short-term rentals. These requirements apply regardless of how the properties are marketed – through a management company, online such as VRBO and Airbnb, newspaper or word of mouth.

Frisco Short Term Rental Guide Frisco Short Term Rental Ordinance Short Term Rental Frequently Asked Questions Short Term Rental Application & Tax Remittance

The application process requires the following 5 documents:

You must have the following financial and rental information ready to complete the application process:

If you have not remitted Frisco sales and lodging taxes in the past, you must have the following rental history and financial information from January 2017 – present, in order to complete the application process. If you have been remitting sales and lodging tax under the previous process and business license, then please just put zeros in each field, as you should not be charged for sales and lodging tax twice.

  • Monthly total taxable sales
  • Number of nights occupied per month
  • Number of nights available per month
  • Monthly average nightly rate

Payment and Fees

  • STR license application and renewal fees are $125.00.
  • STR license renewal period occurs annually from April 1- April 30.
  • If you do not renew by the deadline, there is a 10-day grace period to renew, and then your STR license becomes “Expired”. You must reapply for a new STR license at that time if you wish to short-term rent.

Paying Taxes

All STRs are subject to state, county, special district and town sales tax and the town lodging tax.

All short term rental properties will file tax returns using the Host Compliance site and we will no longer accept paper returns or through Xpress Bill Pay.

The total tax to be collected is 10.725%.

– 2.9% State of Colorado sales tax
– 2.0% Summit County sales tax
– 0.75% Summit County mass transit tax (Summit Stage)
– 0.725% Special District (Summit County Housing Authority) sales tax
– 2.0% Town of Frisco sales tax
– 2.35%Town of Frisco lodging tax

The 2.0% Town of Frisco sales tax and 2.35% Town of Frisco lodging tax (4.35% total) should be remitted directly to the Town of Frisco through the Town of Frisco’s Host Compliance service. Town of Frisco sales tax and lodging tax are due by the 20th of every month.

Using a Vacation Rental Site Like VRBO?

Booking sites like VRBO and AirBnB do NOT collect Town of Frisco sales and lodging taxes. To collect Town of Frisco tax from your guests, you will need to visit the support page for the booking site that you use to rent your unit and search for “additional payment request”.

State Taxes with Booking Sites

Booking sites such as VRBO and AirBnB are now collecting and remitting taxes on behalf of homeowners directly to the State of Colorado. These tax collections only cover the state, county and special district taxes for a total of 6.375%. Short term rental owners are still required to individually collect and remit 2% sales tax and 2.35% lodging tax (4.35% total) directly to the Town of Frisco.

Staff Assistance

STR Support Staff are available to answer questions and assist with the application and renewal process – Please email.