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Short-Term Rental (STR) Licensing

Guide to Starting a STR

Download the "Guide for Operating a Short-Term Rental (STR) in the City of Fort Collins" to learn the basics, view FAQs, requirements including links to applications, and steps to applying.

Download the Guide


Short-Term Rental Zoning Map

Short-term rental zoning map
There are two types of STRs, Primary and Non-Primary. The map indicates where these types are allowed.  The green areas indicate only Primary STRs and the yellow areas indicate both Primary and Non-Primary STRs. The zones with no color indicate where STRs are prohibited.

Am I in a zone that allows STRs?

Verify Your Zone


Applying For A Short-Term Rental License

Required Documents:

  • Business name (LLC not required, first and last name are ok to use)
  • Proof of Ownership
  • Proof of Personal Liability Insurance Coverage
  • For Primary STRs – Proof of Residence
  • STR application (this is an online application)
  • Self-Inspection Checklist
  • Sales and Lodging Tax License Application (these are online applications)
  • $150 non-refundable application fee (payable online via e-check or credit card)

Required Information:

  • Mailing Address of owner and STR property address
  • Local Contact Information (must be able to assist at property if needed within 4 hours of a call)
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Description of rentable space
  • Number of off-street parking spaces
  • Ensure there are no expired building permits on property
  • Ensure your HOA covenants allow STRs

Apply Now*


* Paper application available upon request. Please send an email to YWZyZWRlcmlja3NAZmNnb3YuY29t or call 970.221.6780 for more information.