Short Term Rentals
The City of Woodland Park defines a short term rental of any hotel room, motel room, apartment, lodging or inn room, motor hotel, guest house, mobile home, trailer court, bed and breakfast, or any other place that furnishes sleeping accommodations under any concession, permit, right of access, license to use or other agreement or otherwise within the city, that is rented for less than thirty (30) days at a time.
Anyone renting a short term rental in the City of Woodland Park must apply for a Business License of $35.00 (per year) and submit both Sales and Lodging Tax (the 20th of every month). Please check with your locations HOA if they allow STR's.
Lodging Tax percentage to the City of Woodland Park:
Airbnb or VRBO may claim they will pay these taxes. While they may pay the State, they do NOT pay the City. The City does not have a contract with Airbnb or VRBO to pay the City. It is your responsibility to pay the City Tax (9.79%) to the City. If you have any questions or are unsure of what taxes you are responsible for, please call 719-687-5214.
How to Apply
We launched MUNIRevs, June 2020, to take care of our short term rentals. To create an account on MUNIRevs, you will need to obtain your ACTIVATION CODE (please call 719- 687-5214). There you can manage your account, submit sales tax and renew business licenses. Unlimited phone and web support is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by contacting MUNIRevs at 1-888-751-1911 or email@example.com.
- Will Airbnb and VRBO pay for my taxes?
Airbnb or VRBO may claim they will pay these taxes. While they may pay the State, they do NOT pay the City. The City does not have a contract with Airbnb or VRBO to pay the City. It is your responsibility to pay the City Tax (9.79%) to the City. If you have any questions or are unsure of what taxes you are responsible for, please contact Jennifer Lehtinen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 719 687 5214).
- Does the City have new ordinances pertaining to Short Term Rentals?
There are currently no new ordinances pertaining to Short Term Rentals (STRs). The City is working to better understand the opportunities and challenges STRs bring to Woodland Park. The City Council may consider ordinances related to STRs in the coming months.
If you would like to stay involved and informed as we begin discussing this topic, please subscribe to announcements on the City website.
- Why can't I pay my taxes online?
Are you looking to pay your sales tax or renew your business license? We have a new online payment system: MuniRevs. To access your account, email@example.com