New Requirements for Short Term Vacation Rentals

The Salida City Council approved an ordinance on May 3, 2016 that requires a business license to operate a short-term rental property in the City of Salida.  The license must be obtained by short-term rental owners no later than July 1, 2016. Thereafter, the license must be renewed before June 1st annually.

To obtain the required license, short-term rental businesses must meet requirements adopted as part of Article VI, Chapter Six of the Salida Municipal Code. Forms and additional information are available on the City’s website at

Upon satisfactory completion of the required forms and receipt of payment, a business license will be mailed to the applicant. This license must be prominently displayed in the rental, and the business license number must be displayed in all advertising of the rental unit.

Information provided to the City Council during work sessions on February 8, 2016 and March 14, 2016 is available on the Document Library page of the city’s website. A two-prong approach to addressing short-term rentals was recommended by staff. To first establish a simple business licensing program as well as a multi-jurisdictional housing needs assessment.  Land use code changes may be another outcome in the future.

For any questions or for more information, please email or call city hall at 719-539-4555.