Lodging Services/Short-Term Rentals
Anyone advertising rentals lasting for less than 30 days is engaging in the provision of lodging services. A business license and collection of the lodger’s tax may be required. Renting a property with a long-term written lease agreement for more than 30 days is not in the business of providing lodging services and the following requirements do not apply. The following FAQ provide information regarding short term rentals in most Aurora residential zones.
Aurora Short-Term Rentals FAQ
Business Licensing and Tax Class
Aurora offers a free workshop designed to help new and existing businesses understand business licensing and taxes. This beginner level seminar is intended to explain what is necessary to start-up in Aurora, and all types of businesses are welcome. Understand the process of obtaining a business license in Aurora, taxpayer rights and responsibilities, taxes you may have to pay, and the reason that audits are conducted. Tax and Licensing staff will be available to answer questions specific to your industry or situation.
||Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017 from 9 a.m. until noon
||Aurora Municipal Center
2nd Floor Aspen Conference Room
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012
Please go to the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network
(SBDC) website for more details and to register. Drop-ins are welcome, but registration will help to ensure sufficient seating for everyone.
Additional information about licensing companies doing business in the city, obtaining a liquor license, or types of special use permits required in the city can be found by browsing through Business Licensing. You will find information on the following topics:
General Business Licensing
Other Business Licensing and Special Use Permit Requirements
Please view the Aurora Tax Code, Chapter 86 LICENSES, for more information.
Marijuana retail store, cultivation, manufacturing and testing establishments must go to the Aurora Marijuana Enforcement Division web page for licensing information.
Click on the link below to download a Quick Reference Guide related to taxes and licensing in Aurora.