Shaping Aspen's Built Environment

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After several months of intensive engagement efforts and conversations with the community, including input on potential code language and amendments, Aspen City Council adopted Ordinance No. 9, Series 2022, Short-Term Rental Regulations, on June 28, 2022, and Ordinances No. 13 and 14, Series 2022, regarding residential building, on June 30, 2022.

Thank you to our community and stakeholders who participated in these projects and shared their ideas and experiences with the project team.

While the community feedback process has officially closed, the engagement results and ordinances are available under “Key Documents” on the Shaping Aspen’s Built Environment Aspen Community Voice webpage for the immediate future.

Please note that City staff are working on migrating important documents and key information from this site to our aspen.gov, and the Aspen Community Voice webpage will close soon.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to project staff with questions.

After several months of intensive engagement efforts and conversations with the community, including input on potential code language and amendments, Aspen City Council adopted Ordinance No. 9, Series 2022, Short-Term Rental Regulations, on June 28, 2022, and Ordinances No. 13 and 14, Series 2022, regarding residential building, on June 30, 2022.

Thank you to our community and stakeholders who participated in these projects and shared their ideas and experiences with the project team.

While the community feedback process has officially closed, the engagement results and ordinances are available under “Key Documents” on the Shaping Aspen’s Built Environment Aspen Community Voice webpage for the immediate future.

Please note that City staff are working on migrating important documents and key information from this site to our aspen.gov, and the Aspen Community Voice webpage will close soon.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to project staff with questions.

Questions and Answers

Do you have questions about the engagement work being done by the City of Aspen regarding residential and vacation rental permitting? Ask them here and our staff will respond. 

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    When does the moratorium end?

    9 months ago

    The moratorium on the issuance of residential building permits ends on August 8, 2022.

    The moratorium on the issuance of short-term rental permits ends on September 30, 2022.

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    Would a cap or limit on the number of STR licenses be possible? Perhaps a limit of 250 in the town (I have no idea how many there currently are!) and then you can apply for one and be on the waiting list if someone else turns theirs in, allows it to expire, or fails to pay.

    TJL444 asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestion! You are welcome to submit your responses to our STR Questionnaire that is currently available on the STR project page, and/or submit your input to staff at AspenEngage@aspen.gov for inclusion in our reports to Aspen City Council. 

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    I am interested in learning more and/or keeping informed about the moratorium. Where is the best place to find information?

    8 months ago

    Please subscribe to receive notifications through either the Short-Term Rental or Residential Building pages. 

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    I would like to be involved in the public engagement process for determining the next steps about the vacation rental and/or residential building permit process in Aspen. How do I get involved?

    8 months ago

    We are coordinating extensive public outreach to help provide recommendations to Council about a new ordinance(s) regarding vacation rental and residential building permits. To get involved in our engagement activities, navigate through our project pages and subscribe to receive updates regarding each project.

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    I am interested in providing public comment about vacation rentals and/or residential building permits in Aspen. Where do I do this?

    8 months ago

    Aspen Community Voice is your tool to provide input during our engagement process. Please navigate through the project pages to share your stories and provide input. You may also send your comments to us at AspenEngage@aspen.gov

Page last updated: 22 Jul 2022, 10:40 AM