Current State of Short-Term Rentals in Englewood
On October 21, 2019, City Council remanded the matter back to Planning and Zoning Commission to develop enforcement regulations and review prohibiting short term rentals in accessory dwelling units. Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the revised amendments on December 3 at 7PM in Council Chambers.
Englewood, like many cities in the Denver area, is currently seeing a large number of residential houses being partially or completely rented out as short term rentals (“STRs”) on a daily or weekly basis. These STRs are often rented through popular websites such as VRBO, Airbnb, etc. Under Englewood’s current municipal code, these rentals are often illegal, but there has been some discussion to change that.
The City of Englewood’s Zoning Code provides that a property rented out for less than 30 days is considered a “visitor accommodation”. Visitor accommodations are currently not permitted in any residential districts of the city. View a city map of the areas where visitor accommodations aren’t allowed.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Is there any national research available on short term rentals?
Yes. The American Planning Association, through their Planning Advisory Service (PAS), has provided research information regarding short term rentals. Some of the research documents staff used when creating the Short Term Rental Ordinance are listed below.
For additional information, please email Community Development.