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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPLICANT. The owner of the short-term rental unit or the owner’s authorized agent or representative.
BUILDING OFFICIAL. The Garfield County Building Official.
GLAMPING UNIT. A canvas-like structure designed to be used or occupied for transient and recreational purposes. Canvas-like structures include, but are not limited to, tents, yurts, teepees, covered wagons, etc. GLAMPING UNITS are regulated under the Garfield County Glamping Ordinance (see §§ 91.01 through 91.05).
LOCAL CONTACT PERSON. The person designated by the owner or the manager, for the purpose of:
(1) Responding to complaints regarding the condition, operation, or conduct of occupants of the short-term rental; and
(2) Taking remedial action to resolve any such complaints.
MANAGER. The owner or the designated agent or representative of the owner who is responsible for compliance with this subchapter.
OWNER. The person(s) or entity that hold(s) legal and/or equitable title to a dwelling unit being operated, legally or not, as a short-term rental.
PROPERTY. A legal lot of record on which a short-term rental is located.
SHORT-TERM RENTAL (STR).
(1) A dwelling unit, or any portion thereof, being used for transient accommodation purposes, including but not limited to, single-family dwellings, multiple-family dwellings, accessory dwelling units (ADU’s), glamping units or any other dwelling unit for a period typically less than 30 consecutive days.
(2) Additionally, any dwelling unit that:
(a) Is listed on any accommodation website including but not limited to Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Trip Advisor, etc.;
(b) Has (or should have) an approved Garfield County business license and conditional use permit, if applicable, for a STR; or
(c) Pays (or should pay) applicable sales and use and transient room taxes for the STR, is hereby considered a short-term rental and shall be subject to the regulations set forth in this subchapter, even if the STR is rented out for a period longer than 30 days. (See Appendices B and C).
TRANSIENT. Occupancy of a dwelling unit for not more than 30 days.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR. The person formally assigned by the Garfield County Commission to enforce the provisions of this subchapter.
(Ord. 2021-2, passed 3-22-2021)