The Current State of Short-Term Rentals in Englewood
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.
At a public hearing on June 4, 2019, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the City change the Zoning Code to allow STR's in some, or all, residential districts of Englewood. The City Council held a study session on the topic on July 15th and began discussing the pros and cons of short term rentals in Englewood. An additional study session will be scheduled. A public hearing on the topic has not yet been scheduled; however per City Code, Council is mandated to either approve, deny or revise the Commission’s recommendation.
- 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.
Updates related to STRs and the language of any Englewood Code changes will be posted on this page as they occur.