At a council meeting today, September 21st, the Dillon Town Council will discuss and vote on a short term rental license moratorium until the end of April. The council has seen short term rental (STR) applications increase recently due to the moratorium imposed by Summit County and the cap being considered in Breckenridge. As a result, the town is considering a short term rental license moratorium that will shut down all new applications.
Summit County moratorium started September 17th.
Just one week ago, Summit County, which governs all areas of the county that are not within town limits, imposed a STR license moratorium to last 90 days. Select areas are exempt from the moratorium. During the moratorium, the Board of County Commissioners will be re-evaluating short term rentals and the impact they are having on our community.
Breckenridge moving forward with STR cap
The town of Breckenridge did not impose a moratorium but are drafting a proposal that will cap STR licenses, not in exempt areas, at 2,200. There are currently more than 2,200 active licenses. That would mean, no new licenses issued until the number of active licenses fall below 2,200. Who knows how long that will take. There is a second reading of the proposal at the town council meeting on September 28th.
Dillon jumps on board against short term rentals
Unfortunately, the town of Dillon is not holding today’s meeting on Zoom. That makes it impossible for many Dillon homeowners to attend. The discussion is happening at the work session today from 5:35 to 6:05 PM. They are concerned about the increase in applications. They expect that increase will have an impact, especially in parking, on the community. Read the work session notes in full.
The town council meeting begins at 7 PM tonight. Citizen comments are item 4 on the agenda and the moratorium is item 5. Come to the meeting, if you can, and give your feedback to the town. Read the proposed ordinance and get your thoughts together for tonight’s meeting.
Short term rental bans keep coming
As each new area of the county decides to limit or halt short term rental licenses, it concerns me more and more. Once Breckenridge began the discussion to limit short term rentals, we expected other areas to jump on board. I suppose I am happy to hear Summit County and Dillon going with temporary moratoriums instead of full blow legislation, although that will likely be coming. I still don’t like the short term rental moratoriums, especially the length of the moratoriums. 90 days is too long and seven months is definitely excessive. It leaves too much uncertainty for owners and potential owners. If you have a STR license now, you at least have the certainty that you can continue to use it until it expires. Beyond that, it is anyone’s guess.