Key concepts in draft regulations for short-term rentals in Fort Collins include:
A short-term rental is defined as a dwelling unit that is available to rent less than 30 days at a time. Rental units must be licensed. Licenses would be $200 and not transferable. An annual renewal would be $100. All units must be inspected and meet minimum property maintenance and safety standards. A distinction is made between primary units, as in owner-occupied, and non-primary units. Primary units may include carriage houses and duplexes if the owner lives on the same property. Rental of primary units would be allowed in all zoning districts. Non-primary units would be allowed only in districts that currently allow lodging, such as bed-and-breakfasts and motels. A property owner would be limited to three non-primary licenses. A minimum of one off-street parking space must be provided for every two bedrooms rented.