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To apply for a commercial short-term rental unit (STR), please complete the following application. Applications will be reviewed for compliance, in accordance with the Lyons Municipal Code, and a decision on the application’s approval will be made within 45 days. Short-term Rental Licenses are valid for one calendar year, January through December.
Please note, upon review of the following application, new commercial unit STRs may be required meet current commercial building regulations for short-term lodging. If inspections are necessary, the Town or the Lyons Regional Fire District will contact the applicant.
Short-term Rental (STR) License fees are $100 annually. There is not pro-rated pricing or discounts for mid-year licensing. In addition to the license fee, application fees are $75 for new applicants, or $50 for renewals. Payments can be made by check or credit/debit card - link to payment at the end of this application. Please make checks payable to Town of Lyons. Please select the appropriate fee by checking the area below.
The applicant for the commercial STR licensure must be the owner of the commercial dwelling unit, the on-site business representative of the property where the dwelling unit is located, or is the beneficiary of a trust owning the dwelling unit. See section 6-7-50 (a) (1) of the Lyons Municipal Code.
The primary and/or secondary representative will be contacted in the event of a disturbance or emergency at the short-term rental. Representatives must reside or are physically located within sixty (60) miles of the short-term rental property, and are available by phone twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week. The primary representative may be the applicant, if they are located within sixty (60) miles during rental periods. See section 6-7-50 (a) (5) of the Lyons Municipal Code
Short-term Rentals must collect and remit their own sales tax, or have a third party, such as AirBnB, collect and remit their sales tax. Any bookings made through a third party that collects and remits sales tax, such as AirBnB, should not be included in your lodging sales for the month, as they are represented in AirBnB's remittance. Other books must be reported. You are responsible for collecting and remitting monthly lodging sales and lodgers tax correctly calculated and remitted to the proper entity. (Section 6-7-50(a)6 of Lyons Municipal Code)
AirBnB signed an agreement with the Colorado Department of Revenue to remit local and State sales tax directly to the State on behalf of the lodgers. The bookings made through AirBnB should not be included in your lodging sales for the month as they are represented in AirBnB's remittance. All other bookings made through any other company or homeowner should be included in the monthly lodging sales with sales tax and lodgers tax correctly calculated and remitted to the proper entity.
The AirBNB Account Identifier is the 7- or 8-digit number code, found on the rental's profile page: www.airbnb.com/rooms/########
Business Type Example: Corporation / Inc. /LLC / Sole Proprietor / Other (List)
Commercial unit STRs are only permitted in CEC, CD, and C zoning districts. To access the application for a primary-residence STR, visit www.townoflyons.com/ShortTermRentals.
*Sleeping room means any room that has a bed, bunk beds, daybed, or other furniture for sleeping, including, without limitation, a roll-out couch or futon. To qualify as a sleeping room, the sleeping room shall comply with all pertinent building code regulations, including, without limitation, requirements regarding exit or egress, ceiling height, and windows.
Please use this space to describe which portion of the commercial unit will constitute the licensed premises (such as the “entire second floor”, or “two bedrooms on the first floor”) proposed for use as a short-term rental, including the number of bedrooms.
Please attach a Parking Plan Diagram, which shows the short-term rental property, adjacent properties, and the Short-term Rental parking plan. You may use an aerial map with parking locations clearly marked.Limited parking (e.g. 2-hour parking) will still be enforced; plans that designate limited parking areas as the proposed Commercial STR parking will not be accepted.No more than two (2) vehicles may be parked overnight on a public street outside of a licensed short-term rental property. Parking of short-term rental occupant vehicles in alleys or in such a manner as to block emergency access is prohibited.
All applicants must submit the Self-Certification Checklist, to confirm that the proposed premises meets health and safety regulations. Please check each line that applies to the short-term rental.
By typing your full name, you certify all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
By checking each box below, you certify all information is true and correct to the best of your knowledge.
I understand and acknowledge that the licensed premises of the dwelling unit may be subject to a request for a pre-arranged inspection by appropriate building, fire, and zoning officials, and that a failure to allow such pre-arranged inspection shall, in the discretion of the Town Administrator, result in suspension of the short-term rental license or revocation proceedings pursuant to Section 6-1-110 of this Code. see 6-7-50(a)(4)
I acknowledge I am responsible for filing applicable State and Lyons taxes, including, but not limited to State and local sales taxes.
I understand and acknowledge that the Short Term Rental and contact information will be publicly available via the Town of Lyons website and online mapping system.
I certify that the primary and/or secondary owner’s representative reside or are physically located within sixty (60) miles of the short-term rental property and are available by phone twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week and can: see LMC 6-7-50(a)(5) 1. respond within sixty (60) minutes to property code violations and complaints regarding the condition, operation, or conduct of occupants of the rental unit; and 2. take remedial action to resolve such violations and complaints. The owner’s representatives shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable provisions of the Lyons Municipal Code including, but not limited to, compliance with this Article, ensuring reports for sales tax and other applicable taxes are submitted, maintaining a current short-term rental business license, maintaining the premises of the short-term rental, removing snow and ice, and other property maintenance requirements.
I have reviewed all applicable covenants pertaining to the Short-term Rental property and confirm that a Short-term Rental is allowed.
I hereby certify under penalty of perjury pursuant to the laws of the State of Colorado that the Short-term Rental Self-Inspection Checklist items have been checked and were found to be in good working order.
I understand that I must abide by all regulations of the Lyons Municipal Code (LMC) as it relates to the development and use of the property. I have read and understand the following LMC sections:
• Article 6-7: Short-term Rental Licenses • Chapter 7: Health, Sanitation, and Safety • Section 10-11-10: Unreasonable noise • Section 6-1-110: Revocation of license • Article 16.9: Sign Regulations
When used as a Short-term Rental I agree to post 24-Hour contact Information in the Short-term Rental that provides guests a number they can call at anytime if they have concerns about their stay or in regards to neighbors. I will also post the parking plan for the Short-term Rental and a safety plan that shows emergency exit routes.
I acknowledge that I have read and understand the Good Neighbor Guidelines and pledge to adhere to this code and ensure that my guests adhere to this code. I agree to include Good Neighbor Guidelines in my rental agreement a clause that make it clear to all tenants/guests that they are expected to follow the Good Neighbor Guidelines. I will post the Good Neighbor Guidelines in the Short–term Rental.
Applicants are required to be the owner of the commercial dwelling unit, the trust beneficiary of the commercial dwelling unit, or the on-site representative of the commercial dwelling unit. In addition, a business representative must be on-site during normal business hours.
This certification is used to support a claim that you are either the owner of the commercial dwelling unit, the trust beneficiary of the commercial dwelling unit, or the on-site representative of the commercial dwelling unit. (LMC Sec. 6-7-40). This certification will be accepted as one form of evidence for your representation.
I (signed below) am either the owner of the commercial dwelling unit, the trust beneficiary of the commercial dwelling unit, or the on-site representative of proposed commercial STR.
This certification is used to support a claim that a business representative will be on-site during normal business hours. The business representative must maintain a business that is open to the public within the same property where the residential unit is located. "Business hours" means the business is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5PM, for a minimum of nine (9) months per calendar year, or equivalent operating hours as determined by the Town Administrator. (LMC Sec. 6-7-40).
I (signed below) certify a business representative will be on-site during business hours.
Please specify your normal business hours, including days of the week and hours of operation.
Upon clicking the 'Submit' button below, your application will be sent to appropriate staff, and you will be directed to the online payment page. If you'd prefer to pay with cash, check, or money order, your application will be held until payment has been received. To pay with cash, check, or money order, you may drop-off at Lyons Town Hall, or send by mail (to Attn: Short-Term Rentals). Please do not mail cash.
Attn: Short-Term Rentals
Lyons Town Hall
PO Box 49
Lyons, CO 80540
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