Short Term Rentals

Short Term Rentals

City Council recently approved an ordinance allowing a limited capacity of Short-Term Rentals (STRs) in Wheat Ridge. The ordinance took effect on May 1, 2021 when the button in Step 2 below became active. Hosts should receive a letter in USPS mail in the coming week with an account number and code and directions to register. New hosts can request an STR account number and code by emailing  license@ci.wheatridge.co.us.

Short-Term Rental Registration

The City’s Short-Term Rental (STR) ordinance takes effect May 1, 2021. Registration information was mailed via USPS mail. Current STR hosts must be registered by August 1, 2021.

Step 1: Determine if you have a registration account number and code

As the City identifies active Short-Term Rentals, hosts will receive a letter in USPS mail providing an account number and code and directions to register. This number and code is necessary to complete registration.

The City has attempted to identify active STR listings in advance of the May 1 registration kick-off. If you are an STR host and HAVE already received an account number and code via USPS mail, click the button below to complete your registration. 

If you are an STR host (either operating or planning to operate an STR in the near future) and HAVE NOT received an account number and code please contact license@ci.wheatridge.co.us to request an STR account number and code. 

Step 2: Visit the online registration site (Live May 1, 2021)

Once you receive an account number and code, visit the registration site to complete your STR registration. This is a third-party platform maintained by MUNIRevs; you will not be able to register an STR on the MUNIRevs website until you have your unique account number and code.undefined Opens in new window

Step 3: Notification of approval and issuance of license

STR business licenses are reviewed by the City’s Zoning Division and issued by the Finance Division of the City’s Administrative Services Department. City staff will reach out to you if there are issues with the application, such as missing information or if the proposed STR is not compliant with the requirements in the ordinance. All STR applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. If your registration is approved, you will be notified via email and the STR business license will be attached for you to print. The license must be posted within the STR, and the license number must be used in the online advertisement. The registration site is available online 24/7, and staff support will be available during regular business hours each weekday.

Step 4: Collect 10% lodgers’ tax beginning August 1, 2021

Beginning August 1, 2021, STR hosts are required to collect a 10% City lodgers’ tax on all STR completed reservations. Lodgers’ tax returns and payments are due the 20th of each month. For example, the August 2021 lodgers’ tax return and payment are due by September 20, 2021. Lodgers’ tax returns and payments can be filed and remitted electronically using your online MUNIRevs account. Payments can be made using Visa, Mastercard, or e-Check.  

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