“Homes in the Highlands Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado”

1 / 1

Short-term Rentals

Home sharing and short-term rentals are increasingly popular for visitors and Denver is no exception! 

Whether you use Airbnb, VRBO or one of many other services, you want the experience to be easy, affordable, memorable and safe. The City and County of Denver has approved and is licensing short-term rentals, here are a few things you need to know:​

  • If you are visiting Denver and interested in renting a home, or part of a home, for fewer than 30 days, make sure that you rent from homeowners/hosts who are licensed by the City and County of Denver. A host’s license number should be prominently listed in the rental advertisement.
  • Licensing improves the rental experience by requiring hosts to provide a guidebook and to ensure the place you are renting has smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers.
  • Licensed short-term rental hosts also collect and pay the City’s Lodger’s Tax, so everyone staying at a short-term rental pays the same amount of taxes as they would for a traditional hotel.

For questions or more information, please email the Denver Business Licensing Center at STR@Denvergov.org


The biggest surprise for visitors to Denver is the climate. The arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation and locals wake up…

Denver Facts

Welcome to Denver, where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world's most…

Moving Here

Even better than visiting The Mile High City is calling it home. That way, you can make your own adventures, find your favorite places, and explore…


Visitors Guide

E-Newsletter Sign Up

Denver & Colorado Travel Planning Resources

Denver Deals & Discounts


Diverse Denver


Denver History

Denver Digital Puzzles

Denver Videos

Copy of denver-union-station-rails-skyline-header

Booking Widget Added to Footer Panel

Arrival date must be today or later
Departure date must be after arrival date