Short Term Rental Regulations

The Salida City Council and Planning Commission have worked to establish regulations for Short-Term Rental housing within the City of Salida.  On April 18, 2017, the City Council adopted new regulations for Short-Term Rental housing within the City of Salida.  These regulations became effective on May 21, 2017.

The regulations allow for a limited number of licenses to be issued based upon specific calculations and spacing requirements prescribed by City Ordinances.  The standards can be viewed in the following attachment.


If  licenses are available, they will be issued on a first come-first served basis for completed applications that are received on and after June 8, 2019.

The initial license fees and the renewal license fees are established by resolution of City Council.  The application can be found at the following link.  Self-inspections are required for licensing.  The self-inspection form is included with the application form.

Short-Term Rental Application and Inspection Checklist v5

New Short Term Rental applications for all Residential and Industrial Zone Districts are required to submit General Development and Administrative Review Applications to the Community Development Department for review and processing.  The fees are established by resolution of City Council.  The General Development and Administrative Review Applications can be found at the following links respectively.

General Development Application

Administrative Review Application


Below is the link for the renewal form for established short-term rentals.  Please note that you will have to fill out and return both pages.

Renewal Form and Fire Department Self-Inspection Checklist

Account closure forms and agent designation forms are available at the links below. If you sell the property with the Short Term Rental License or are no longer wanting a Short Term Rental License, please use the account closure form. If you are choosing a different local agent please submit an updated agent designation form.

Account Closure Form

Agent Designation Form

An occupation tax is levied on the business of leasing or renting of rooms or other accommodations within the City of Salida, for less than thirty (30) consecutive days.  The CO Sales Tax License Number needs to be obtained from the State of Colorado.  This can be found at the following link.

CO state website tax license application

Occupational Taxes are due on a quarterly basis directly to the City of Salida.  If you own multiple properties, each much be remitted on a separate OLT form. If no rooms were rented for a specific quarter, a form needs filled out with zeros for that quarter.   The due dates for the return and payment of Occupational Lodging taxes for Short Term Rentals are listed below. Occupational lodging tax form is available at the link below.

Occupation Lodging Tax Form

1                         January – March                   April 25th
2                         April – June                            July 25th
3                         July – September                  October 25th
4                         October – December            January 25th