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Short-Term Rental Application


  1. 1. Basic Information
  2. 2. Short-term Rental Information
  3. 3. Zoning, Usage, and Parking
  4. 4. Short Term Rental Self-Inspection Checklist
  5. 5. Acknowledgements and Certifications
  6. 6. Affidavit of Ownership and Principle Residency
  • Basic Information

    1. Please fill out and submit the following pages of the STR license 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 a calendar year (January through December).
    2. Fees*

      For the 2023 calendar year, Short-term Rental (STR) License fees are $125 for new applications or $50 for renewals, paid annually. There is not pro-rated pricing or discounts for mid-year licensing.

      Is your STR accessible? The  license fee may be refunded for a certified Accessible STR application. The Accessibility Self-Certification form - found below - must be completed and approved to receive the fee reimbursement.

      Make Checks Payable to: Town of Lyons. Or, payments can be made by check or credit/debit card - link to payment at the end of this application.

      Please select the appropriate fee by checking the area below.

    3. Accessible STR Application Fee Refund

      The application fee may be reimbursable for approved Accessible STRs. To submit the Accessibility Self-Inspection Form, link to the form (link below), and complete with your application. The Accessibility Self-Inspection form will be reviewed; upon approval, you will be notified of the approval and details of the application fee reimbursement, if applicable.

      Check this box if you are submitting the Accessibility Self-Certification form, and therefore requesting an Application Fee waiver.

    4. Short-Term Rental Accessibility Self-Inspection Form
      In order to be eligible for an Accessible-Certified Short-Term Rental, your unit must fulfill ALL the accessible features in the checklist below.

      Once submitted, staff will determine whether the unit is approved as accessible. Upon approval, a refund for the application fee will be issued.
    5. I hereby certify under penalty of perjury pursuant to the laws of the State of Colorado that the above items have been checked and were found to exist in this unit.
    6. (The applicant for Short-term rental licensure must own the home or be the beneficiary of a trust that owns the home. and that home must be the owner/beneficiary’s primary residence. See section 6-7-50 (a) (1) of the Lyons Municipal Code.)
    7. Primary and Secondary Contact Information
      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 Homeowner, if they are located within sixty (60) miles during rental periods. See section 6-7-50 (a) (5) of the Lyons Municipal Code