Saturday, September 10, 2011

Aspen: No consensus on code change for short-term vacation rentals

Aspen’s Planning and Zoning Commission dealt a blow this week to a proposal that would strengthen the city’s ability to collect lodging tax on residential vacation rentals.

The P&Z on Tuesday voted 5-1 against recommending passage of the municipal code amendment to City Council, as commissioners couldn’t find consensus on what they wanted the code change to accomplish and how.

The change would require property owners to get a short-term rental permit, a business license — which costs $150 a year — and pay city lodging and sales taxes on revenue gained from renting their properties as tourist accommodations. Although any short-term rentals are currently required to pay lodging taxes, there is little enforcement.

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