HI Tanya, I called jefferson county and the require you to fill out a permit. Then post a sign on your property for 2 weeks allowing the neighbors to see what you plan to do. sounded like their big items are it must be on minimum of 1 acre and adequate parking. I'm sure this was driven by complaints of people parking on other peoples lots/spaces. Cost of the permit is $750 and they also give you a case worker to help you through the process. Didnt sound overly difficult, you just have to follow their process.
I saw the 1 acre minimum requirement too which appears to cater to the wealthy and is completely out of reach for most of us who just need a little extra income. Loking at all the listings in Evergreen area, clearly no one is enforcing it.
I agree with you Daniel. The 1 acre minimum requirement is obviously not enforced. And I don’t understand the point of it really. Is it to allow only Bed and Breakfasts in the mountains?
Per Jefferson County Planning and Zoning: Jeffco does not proactively crack down on any requirement of the Zoning Resolution, including short-term rentals. We are a complaint-based County and Staff does not initiate zoning complaints. It does seem, however, that neighbors are becoming more aware of restrictions and requirements of short-term rentals, and we are seeing an uptick in zoning complaints for STRs.