Short-Term Rentals

On September 16, 2018, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 4813 (PDF) for the operation of short-term rentals. Any property owner intending to operate a short-term rental within the City of Grand Junction must register with the City of Grand Junction on an annual basis and comply with the following City of Grand Junction regulations:

Building Standards & Regulations

Questions about Building Code standards and regulations for a proposed short-term rental property should be directed to the Mesa County Building Department at 970-244-1631 or

Application & Fees

In an effort to implement regulations related to guest safety and community impact in Grand Junction, the Community Development Department has created a process by which short-term rentals will be permitted.

The application fee for a short-term rental permit is $160 and is due at the time of application. The fee is paid per property being registered as a short-term rental.

Short-term rental permits shall be renewed every year and short-term rental operators shall pay an annual $150 permit renewal fee. Permit renewals for 2023 will open until January 1, 2023.

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  • The permit renewal period for 2022 is closed. 

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The following resources will take you to additional forms and information related to the permitting process for short-term rentals inside Grand Junction city limits: