Short Term Rentals

Applications for Short-Term Rental Licenses

The Gilpin County Commissioners approved Ordinance 22-04 and Resolution 22-24 updating Gilpin County's short term rental regulations on August 23, 2022. The new regulations go into effect immediately.

Individuals wishing to apply for a license can do so through our online portal. Staff will do an initial review on each application in the order they are received. If any required documentation is missing from the submittal, the application will be rejected and staff will move onto the next application in the queue.

Licenses for Tiers 2 and 3 are subject to a combined 5% cap on total housing units in unincorporated Gilpin County. The total license cap for Tiers 2 and 3 shall be 150 licenses for the year 2023.

As of 3.22.2023 we have approximately 5 available licenses.

If you have questions or concerns about the application process please email: and

Current Regulations

Ordinance 22-04 Short Term Rental Regulations was adopted by the Gilpin County Commissioners on August 23, 2022 and is effective immediately. 

Resolution 22-24 Text Amendments Section 3.10 Short Term Rentals to the Gilpin County Zoning Regulations was adopted by the Gilpin County Commissioners on August 23, 2022 and is effective immediately. 

The standards and regulations in the zoning code are mirrored in the approved Ordinance 22-04. Fees, penalties, and enforcement are contained only within the Ordinance. 

Application Resources

Application Submittal Checklist - Details all the required components of a complete application for a short-term rental license. 

Affidavit of Residence - Affidavit template for Gilpin County residents applying for license tiers 1 and 2. 

Gilpin Good Neighbor Guidelines - Required to be posted in the short-term rental. 

Initial Site Inspection and Required Posted Information - Details what staff look for during the site inspection and what is required to be posted in the Short-term rental.