Right now, there are around 3,000 short term rental licenses in Breckenridge, and the new ordinance will bring that number down to 2,200. Summit Daily reports the new rules will ensure rental owners are licensed and that their licenses are posted in their advertisements. The town also has a maximum occupancy limit for short-term rentals (two people per bedroom plus an additional four people) which is also required to be posted in advertising materials.
You might wondering how they plan to enforce the new ordinance? Well Breck partnered with a third-party nuisance management system so folks can call in complaints about short-term rentals to a hotline, and each property is required to have a responsible agent who is able to respond to such complaints within an hour…and if they don’t?
Breckenridge Police Chief Jim Baird said his department gets involved if there is no resolution from the hotline or if someone calls dispatch directly. He also said sometimes the responsible agent for a property won’t be able to solve the problem on their own and will call in the police.
In an effort to ramp up proactive enforcement, Breckenridge is adding a third community service officer to its police department to help with enforcement next year. One-third of their time going toward short-term rental enforcement. These employees are not state-certified police officers, and they mostly focus on code enforcement throughout town.