Short Term Rental Regulations

What You Need to Know About Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Frisco

Frisco Short Term Rental Guide
  • Each STR unit is required to have a short term rental license and pay taxes
  • Effective August 1, 2021 – The STR license application fee will be $250 per year
  • Designation of “responsible agent” who is available 24 hours per day/7 days per week to respond to and resolve
  • There is a maximum occupancy of 2 occupants per bedroom plus 4 additional occupants. For example – if you
    have a 2 bedroom unit, your maximum occupancy is 8

    • STR owners may request a waiver to increase occupancy

STR Requirements

A parking plan will need to be submitted with the application – either a photograph notating the parking or a
written narrative showing/describing the allowable parking o Parking – no motor vehicles parked on landscaped areas, public streets or public right-of-ways; no
person permitted to stay overnight in a parked vehicle; owner to submit parking plan to town and share
with guests

A life safety affidavit, which is signed by the STR owner, must be submitted with the application attesting to the
following requirements:

  • Premises conforms to the applicable requirements of the Town’s building, technical and safety codes
    adopted by reference in Chapter 65 of the Town of Frisco Municipal Code
  • Smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers are properly installed and
    maintained in an operable condition
  • All wood burning fireplaces, stoves and chimneys are cleaned on an annual basis

Renters must be provided with an information notice, which will include address, emergency information and other information in a conspicuous location

  • Contact information for police, fire and ambulance services
    • 911 for emergencies
    • 970-668-8600 for non-emergencies ex: noise complaint
  • The physical address of the STR property
  • Contact information for the Responsible Agent
  • Town of Frisco STR license
  • The location of fire extinguishers and fire escape routes
  • Location, by photograph or narrative, for vehicle parking and maximum number of parked vehicles
    permitted for the property
  • Alternative parking locations (if any) for vehicles exceeding the maximum number of parked vehicles
    permitted for the property
  • Location of trash and recycling receptacles and the rules and regulations regarding disposal – shall
    comply with section 127-17 of the town code
  • Snow removal instructions or information
  • Policies regarding noise – shall comply with section 127-53 of the town code – noise ordinance
  • Policies regarding pets
  • Applicable homeowners’ association policies specific to the property

• No person shall camp outdoors overnight
• No overnight use of recreational vehicles or trailers
• Advertising for STRs must include reference to Town of Frisco STR license number and approved maximum
• Guests may be held responsible for failure to follow parking, trash/recycling, occupancy, noise and nuisance,
camping and temporary structures guidelines.
• Owners are solely responsible for complying with STR requirements regarding the renters’ information notice,
life safety standards and advertising requirements.

Denial, Revocation and Suspension

An STR license may be suspended for up to 150 days for the following reasons:

  • If found guilty in Municipal Court of more than one violation of Town Code within one year
  • Operating in violation of building, fire, health or safety codes – based on official investigation and
    determination – 20 day correction period allowed
  • Failure to file or pay applicable sales and lodging taxes
  • Failure to pay annual license application fee

A STR license may be revoked up to 1 full year for the following reasons:

  • More than one license suspension within past year
  • False or misleading application materials
  • Operation of STR during a suspension
  • Any conditions that would have warranted a denial of license at the time of application


An applicant or licensee may appeal a denial, suspension or revocation of the STR property license to the Town Manager
and shall be entitled to a hearing before the Town Manager. Said appeal shall be made in writing, stating the grounds for
appeal, within 5 working days of the denial, suspension or revocation of the license. In the event of a suspension or
revocation hearing, the business may continue to operate during the hearing process.

Short Term Rental Ordinance

Read the full Town of Frisco ordinance regarding Short Term Rentals

Frisco Short Term Rental Ordinance Short Term Rental Frequently Asked Questions