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Short-Term Rentals

Mt. Crested Butte Short-Term Rental Licensing Program

In 2020 the Town created a short term rental licensing program.  Any property that is advertised or rented for 29 nights or less must have a short term rental license.  If you own or are planning on owning a short-term rental please review the Mt. Crested Butte Town Code, Chapter 11, Article 2.

The Town has updated the Short Term Rental Guide to advise you on the process and the documents you will need to apply.

As a reminder, when you change your local representative, you have 10 days to notify the Town and provide new contact information. Failure to do so could cause your license to be revoked. Please reach out to when you change your Local Representative. This Local Representative Responsibility & Owner Authorization form will need to be completed and uploaded to your STR license account. A copy of the Local Representative drivers license will need to be provided to verify the person lives within 45 minutes of Mt. Crested Butte. 

If you need to reach the Local Representative of a Short-Term Rental Property, please refer to this STR Business Directory: Type the address of the STR property and press enter to find contact information for the Local Representative.

If you have any questions regarding short-term rental policies or procedures, please contact Heidi Sheldon, Short-Term Rental Officer at or 970-349-6632, ext. 3.

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Lodging Taxes

Airbnb collects and remit taxes directly to the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. VRBO collects and remits taxes directly to the Town unless the listing is managed by Integrated Property Management (IPM) Software. Taxes for any VRBO bookings through Integrated Property Management software, direct bookings, and bookings taken through other websites (Flipkey,, Property Manager website, etc.) will need to be remitted by completing the Lodging Tax Return Form in your STR license account. If your property is managed by a property manager, the property manager will file the taxes on your behalf. If you do not have a property manager or you manage your online listings, you will be responsible for remitting your taxes for all reservations taken outside of Airbnb and VRBO. Gross sales must be reported on the tax form. Enter gross sales on line 1, then deduct sales through Airbnb and/or VRBO on line 5A. Gross sales must be reported even when taxes are directly remitted by Airbnb and/or VRBO. The tax filing frequency for those who only rent through Airbnb and/or VRBO can be set to annually or quarterly instead of monthly. Please reach out to Heidi Sheldon,, to change the tax filing frequency on your account. If you have questions on how to complete the Lodging Tax Return Form, please reach out to Emily Sharan in the finance department,


Grand Lodge Owners

Grand Lodge Owners do not need a short term rental license but they must pay the occupancy fee.  This is a yearly fee and it is $10 per person that your unit sleeps.  After you purchase your Grand Lodge Unit Tiffany O'Connell, Town Clerk, will send you a Welcome Letter with information on how to pay for your occupancy fee in Munirevs.  If you do not receive your letter or have any questions please contact her at or 970-349-6632, ext 103.


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