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.

The initial license fees and the renewal license fees are established by resolution of City Council. The application packets linked below contain all of the required documents including self inspection forms and General Development and Administrative Review applications.

2020 STR Application Residential and Industrial Zones

2020 STR Application Commercial Zones



Property owners who use an agent to manage their short term rental license may use the Agent Designation Form to identify their manager and provide contact information.

Agent Designation Form


Below is the link for the renewal form for established short-term rentals.  This form can also be used to terminate a license. Please note that you will have to fill out and return both pages.

Renewal Form and Fire Department Self-Inspection Checklist



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