Short-Term Rentals in Frisco

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Short Term Rental Contact

Short Term Rental Support
970-668-2571
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Kyle Ottinger

Community Development Specialist
970-668-2571
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Short-Term Rental Licenses

Anyone renting their Frisco property, or seeking to rent a property in Frisco, for less than a consecutive thirty-day period, is required to have a Short-Term Rental License and should be aware of the town’s regulations for Short-Term Rentals (STR). These regulations apply regardless of how the properties are marketed – through a management company, online through sites like Vrbo and Airbnb, newspaper, or word of mouth.

Short-Term Rental Ordinance & STR License Cap

Read the full Town of Frisco ordinance regarding short-term rental licenses:

On October 11, 2022, Town Council adopted Ordinance 22-10, limiting the maximum allowable number of STR licenses that may be issued within Town boundaries to 25% of the residential housing stock. The ordinance went into effect on October 17, 2022. There are 3,600 residential housing units in Frisco, therefore a maximum of 900 STR licenses may be issued.

* * Those who submitted a building permit application for new construction or went under contract on a residential unit on or before October 11, 2022, are exempt from the STR cap and may request an STR account (to apply for an STR license) by emailing STRSupport@townoffrisco.com. Please include the property address, schedule number, property owner(s) names, and proof of ownership.

Short-Term Rental License Application Waitlist

On February 23, 2023, Frisco reached its short-term rental license cap and is now implementing a waitlist for those wishing to apply for a short-term rental license. To be placed on the waitlist:

Complete and submit the form below. A non-refundable $25 waitlist application fee will be applied and is separate from the STR license application fee.

  • Applicants must provide proof of ownership (i.e. bill of sale, a screenshot of Summit County Assessor’s GIS data, warranty deed, property tax statement) and the property owner’s government-issued identification. Any STR waitlist application received without proof of current owners, will be denied.
  • Once the form has been submitted, your entry will be time-stamped and placed on the waitlist in the order it was received. You will receive an email from STRSupport@townoffrisco.com confirming your submission as well as a registration number. An updated waitlist will be posted monthly and can be found by clicking “STR License Waitlist” below.
  • If you change the property owner’s name or property address after submitting the form, you will lose your placement on the waitlist. You will then need to email STRSupport@townoffrisco.com to cancel your initial waitlist registration and submit a new one.
  • When an STR license becomes available, Town staff will contact the next person on the waitlist via email, at which point they will have 10 days to submit a complete STR license application. If a complete application is not received within 10 days, the STR license will be denied, the applicant will lose their placement on the waitlist, and no refund will be issued.
  • When a license becomes available, the property owner and property address provided on the form below must match the property owner and property address that is submitted on the STR license application.
  • The estimated amount of time a property will spend on the waitlist is unknown. Licenses turnovers are numbering 0-2 a month at this time and are not predictable.

Short-Term Rental Taxes & Regulations

Short-term rental license holders within the Town of Frisco are required to remit all applicable taxes. The total tax to be collected and remitted for each booking is 15.725%.

Regulations and requirements for short-term rentals outline expectations and provide guidance to STR license holders on how to offer a safe and pleasant experience for their guests, as well as for their neighbors.

Short-Term Rental Complaint Hotline

The Town of Frisco has a 24-hour Short-Term Rental complaint hotline with GovOS/Munirevs to report non-emergency issues such as parking, noise, trash, or occupancy-limit violations, or to report a suspected unregistered short-term rental property. Please call 970-432-8291.

Short-Term Rental Assistance

The STR Support Team is available to answer questions and assist with the STR application, tax remittance, and renewal processes – Please email us.