When deciding whether to become an Airbnb host, it's important for you to understand the laws in your city. As a platform and marketplace we do not provide legal advice, but we want to provide some useful links that may help you better understand laws and regulations in Aurora. This list is not exhaustive, but it should give you a good start in understanding your local laws. We’ll continue to update this information as more becomes available. If you have questions, contact Visit Aurora by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-326-8699, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional.
Based on Aurora Municipal code, anyone advertising rentals lasting 30 days or less is required to register for a business license and post their business license number on their listing. Additionally, qualified listings can claim an exemption in lieu of registering for a business license number.
Listings without a permit number or exemption posted will be blocked from hosting short-term stays (30 nights or less) in Aurora.
Listing for 30 nights or less at a time (Primary Residence only)
In Aurora, only Primary Residences with business licenses are permitted to host stays of 30 nights or less. You can apply for a business license on Aurora’s Business License page.
For additional resources on what’s required to register and host in Aurora, visit Aurora’s FAQ page.
Hosting Traditional Hospitality, or Long Term Stays
If you host a Traditional Hospitality stay (Hotel, Motel or Bed & Breakfast) or host stays of 31 nights or more at a time, your listing is exempt from registration, but you’ll still need to claim an exemption through Airbnb to comply. This is free of cost.
Renewing your registration
Your registration is valid for 2 years from the date that your permit number was issued and must be renewed every 2 years.
Taxes and fees
Aurora requires that STR licenses pay a 8% lodgers tax in addition to sales tax. Additionally, a fee of $43 for initial licenses and $26 for renewals will be imposed by Aurora. For more information about Aurora’s taxes & fees, visit the Business License page.
Our commitment to your community
We are committed to working with local officials to help them understand how Airbnb benefits our community. Where needed, we will continue to advocate for changes that will allow regular people to rent out their own homes.
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