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SHORT TERM RENTALS

Short Term Rental operators in the Town of Taos must obtain a valid Short Term Rental License. This license must be renewed annually.

Download the Short Term Rental Application 
Or, Register Online

Requirements for Operating a Short Term Rental

  • Taos Zoning Code. According to Short Term Rental Overlay Zone of the Taos Zoning Code, short-term rental applications may be submittedfor any zone within the Town of Taos except the ARO Agricultural Zone and M-1 Light Manufacturing Zone. You should consult the zoning code for further regulations that may apply to your listing such as maximum numbers of occupants, on-site parking, noise restrictions, method of addressing complaints, and storage of trash.

  • Safety Issues. All short-term rentals must provide a rental packet containing contact information for the host and a local responsible party, safety information, as well as relevant Town rules and restrictions. Each listing must have an operable smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, fire extinguisher, or other applicable safety features as determined by the Fire Marshall.

  • Taxes. Taos imposes a 5.0% Lodger’s Tax on reservations of fewer than 30 nights. It also charges a Gross Receipt Tax on businesses operating in Taos. Hosts will be required to pay the Lodger’s Tax, Gross Receipt Tax, and all other taxes associated with providing short-term rentals. It is up to the individual host to collect the necessary taxes.

Short Term Rental Hotline and Online Complaint Link
Town of Taos is working with Host Compliance, a leading provider of short-term rental compliance monitoring and enforcement solutions for local governments. Host Compliance offers two ways you can report addresses that are potentially in violation: a short term rental telephone hotline 1- 435-STR-HELP (787-7357) - and an online form to submit your complaint - Host ComplianceBoth reporting options are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week for neighbors to report non-emergency problems related to short-term rental properties.

HOTLINE: 435-STR-HELP (787-4357)
Host Compliance Tips

Town Code Reference
Title 8 Health and Safety: Specifically Chapter 8.24 Noise Control and Chapter 8.28 Nuisances Generally
Title 5 Business Licenses and Regulations: Specifically Chapter 5.04 Business Registration
Title 16 Land Use Development: Specifically Chapter 16.16.195 Short Term Rental Overlay Zone