Breckenridge Short Term Rental Zoning Information

Real Estate Agent with Christie's International Real Estate - Summit Colorado

Are you considering getting into the Breckenridge Real Estate market and intend on short term renting your property? Let's discuss the ins and outs of what the Breckenridge Town Council has implemented.

In the fall of 2021 the Breckenridge Town Council passed an ordinance capping the number of short term rental licenses to 2,200 this did not include properties they considered resort or hotel properties. That essentially halted any new short term rental licenses being issued. In August 2022 after consulting with the Tourism Overlay Task Force the Breckenridge Town Council passed a new ordinance  there will now be 4 areas/zones each with their own restriction on the number of short term rentals allowed. This new zoning will go into place on September 27, 2022.

Resort Properties Zone - 

In the Breckenridge Resort Properties Zone all condo owners are able to apply for a short term rental license, there are no restrictions in this zone. Here are the complexes in the Resort Properties Zone:

Beaver Run Condo
Bluesky Breckenridge Condo
Chateaux Condominium Hotel
Crystal Peak Lodge
Hotel Breckenridge
Liftside Condo
Main Street Junction
Main Street Station
Mountain Thunder Lodge
Mountain Thunder Townhomes
One Ski Hill Place
Plaza Three Condo 
River Mountain Lodge
Village at Breckenridge
Water House on Main Street

Tourism Zone (Zone 1) -

Zone 1 also known as the Tourism Zone has 1,817 units in those areas. Of that 92% (1,680 units) will be allowed to obtain short term rental licenses. Here the complexes in the Tourism Zone (Zone 1):

Antlers Lodge Condo
Bartlett & Shock (some)
Base 9 Condo
Park Meadows Condo
Boulder Ridge
Cedars at Breck Townhome
Christiana Condo
Cimarron Condo
Columbine Condo
Corral at Breckenridge
Der Steiermark Condo
Double Eagle Condo
Elk Ridge Townhomes
Four O'Clock Condo
Highlander Townhomes
Inner Circle Condo
Lance's West Condo
Lift Condo
Main Street Mauka Sub
Miners Candle Condo
Motherlode Condo
Mountainwood Condo
One Breckenridge Place
Park Place Condo
Peak 7
Peak Eight Place
Peak 8 Sub
Pine Creek Townhomes
Pine Ridge Condo
Powderhorn Condo
Retreat Condo
Saddlewood Condo
Sawmill Creek Condo
Sawmill Creek Village Sub
Sawmill Patch Townhomes
Ski Hill Condo
Skyway Ridge
Snider Addition Sub (some)
Snodallion Condo
Snowdrop Condo
Snowspruce Condo
Stiles Addition Sub (some)
Snowy Ridge (lots 5-7)
Sundowner Condos
Sunset Condo
Tamarisk Condo
Tannenbaum by the River
Timber Trail
Timbernest Condo
Trails End Condo
Twin Elk Lodge
Tyra IV Riverbend Lodge
Tyra Summit Condo
Village Point Townhomes
Westridge Townhomes
Wildwood Lodge Condo
Winterpoint Townhomes
Woods at Breckenridge

Downtown Core (Zone 2) - 

The Downtown Core, also known as Zone 2, is just like it sounds the areas including and surrounding downtown/Main Street Breckenridge. This zone only has 257 units and limiting short term rental licenses to 51% (130 units). For a list of these subdivisions please contact us directly.

Single Family Residential Areas (Zone 3) -

The final zone is the Single Family Residential Areas, also known as Zone 3, comprises of all the remaining areas of Breckenridge that have not been previously mentioned. There are just over 100 subdivisions in Zone 3 and only 10% are allowed to obtain rental licenses. Currently, the amount of rental licenses in Zone 3 is well over the limit at 1,223 of the 390 allowed. What this means is that if you purchase in Zone 3 you can place your property on the wait list until the number of licenses drops to under the 390 mark. Please contact us for this list as well.

Breckenridge Short Term Rental Zone Map (Searchable)

For additional information or questions on short term rental license regulations and your specific Breckenridge CO Real Estate property search give us a call at 970.333.0116 (Krystal) or 970.462.1416 (Brett). We look forward to being your trusted Summit County Colorado Real Estate advisors.

Comments (2)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:


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Sep 27, 2022 01:44 PM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Yikes, I thought our Santa Fe NM Short Term Rental Ordinance was challenging. What do you see this doing to your 2nd home market? PS. Thanks for this informative post!

Sep 27, 2022 02:57 PM
Krystal Knott

Hi Emily, this new ordinance is much better than what they put in place last year which was a complete ban on anyone being able to obtain a short term rental license until the number of licenses decreased by 1000+. This is quite a bit more reasonable but does impact multi-million dollar homes which could deter Buyers in the higher price point. I guess time will tell.

Sep 30, 2022 09:39 AM