Short-Term Rentals

Short-Term Rental Regulations in the Town of Avon

The Town of Avon requires property owners to obtain a business license and a sales tax license in order to offer a short-term rental (STR) in their residence for fewer than 30 days. Advertising of the rental property should include the Avon business license number.

Get in Compliance in Four Easy Steps

Step 1: Verify Zoning & Hosting Eligibility

Step 2: Get Your Short-Term Rental License

  • You must apply and submit payment for your STR Business License online at
  • Important: The new STR policies adopted in 2022 will require that existing STR license holders reregister their properties in order to confirm that the property meets minimum safety requirements and provide additional information
    • Reregistration will take place Fall 2022
      • All STR license holders will receive mailed and email notifications regarding next steps. 
        • If you are an STR license holder and you do not receive communication regarding the reregistration process before October 15, 2022 - you can inquire about your license status to  Include the property address (including unit # if applicable) and your STR business license #
    • The new fees will apply however, the Town will apply the $75 that license holders previously paid to their new balance.
    • The annual fee for the STR Business License is relative to your license type. 
    • Your license is renewable annually.  
      • The Community Development department will notify the STR license holder the month prior via email that their license is set to expire and provide materials for renewal.

Step 3: Post Your Business License Number

You must list your short-term rental Business License Number on all advertisements, including Airbnb, VRBO, and all other online listings.

  • Your business license number is located on the face of your license.
  • The Avon business license number should be displayed in the advertisement as “Avon Business License No. [insert number]”.
  • Failure to display the Avon business license number in any advertisement for STR is a violation of Chapter 5.04.050. – Advertisement of accommodations.

Step 4: Pay Sales Tax, Accommodations Tax, and Short-Term Rental Tax for Community Housing.

STR licensees are required to collect and remit 10% of the price paid for the rental of accommodations in the Town of Avon; 4% sales tax, 4% accommodations tax, 2% short-term rental tax for community housing.

  • Sales tax and accommodations tax are reported on separate forms. Short-Term Rental Tax for community housing is included in the accommodation tax form if your property is zoned as residential. You must file your returns and make payments online by the 20th of each month at
  • Interest and penalties will be assessed for failure to pay your STR taxes.

The Town of Avon requires Market-Place Facilitators (Online Travel Companies, such as AirBNB or VRBO) to collect and remit sales tax (4%), accommodation tax (4%), and short-term rental tax for community housing (2%). If you do not use a Market-Place Facilitators you will be required to collect and remit this tax. 10% of the price paid for the rental of accommodations in the Town of Avon.  

Additional Short-Term Rental Information

Owners are responsible for the safety of their renters. All carbon monoxide alarms, smoke alarms and egress windows must be operational, and handrails should be in place. For more information regarding carbon monoxide safety, please contact Derek Place at (970) 748-4011.

The rental of property in the Town of Avon is subject to licensing, zoning and taxation, and the requirements and conditions are set forth in the Town of Avon Municipal Code:

Definition: Section 3.28.020.

Zoning Requirements Overlay District: Section 7.20.090

Ordinance No 09-12 - Short Term Overlay Zone District

Business License: Section 5.04.050--Advertisement of Accommodations

                              Section 5.04.090--Required-fee-application

Sales and Accommodations Taxes: Section 3.08.030--Sales Tax

Section 3.28.030--Public Accommodations Tax

Report a Problem or Complaint

Email us at

Town of Avon Contacts

Business License & Taxes

Joel McCracken | Finance Manager

Email | Phone: (970) 748-4019


License Availability and Registration Process

Max Morgan | Town Planner

Email | Phone: (970) 748-4014

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Derek Place | Chief Building Official

Email | Phone: (970) 748-4011