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Short-Term Rental Information and Applications

On October 25, 2022, the Santa Fe County (County) Board of County Commissioners (Board) adopted Ordinance 2022-07 to license and regulate Short Term Rentals in the County.  

Beginning on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, the County’s Growth Management Office began accepting Short Term Rental applications via appointment.

At its March 14th meeting, the Board adopted Ordinance 2023-01 which extended the deadline for registration and licensing of Short-Term Rentals from Mach 15, 2023 to June 1, 2023 and authorized Temporary Registrations and Licenses for STRs operating prior to June 1, 2023, provided that the owner has made the application(s) necessary to remedy any noncompliance prior to June 1, 2023.

There are situations where the property is not a legal lot of record or there is an unpermitted dwelling on the property and a permit, plat or variance is required.  Upon submittal of a complete application for a variance, permit or plat, business owners will receive a temporary registration/license number that will allow them to continue to do business while their application is processed.

Owner-Occupied vs. Non Owner-Occupied

  • Owner-Occupied: “a Dwelling that is the Owner’s primary residence or an Accessory Dwelling Unit that is located on the same legal lot of record as the Owner’s primary residence” (3.6).
  • Non Owner-Occupied: “a Dwelling that is not Owner-Occupied” (3.7).

Temporary Moratorium

Ordinance No. 2022-07 precludes property acquired after the effective date of the ordinance from being processed or licensed as a Non Owner-Occupied Short Term Rental during the one-year moratorium enacted by the ordinance. In other words, property owned on or before November 25, 2022, may be licensed as a Non Owner-Occupied Short Term Rental even if it is not developed as such until after that date. This temporary moratorium is necessary to allow time for the Board to study and analyze issues related to Non Owner-Occupied Short Term Rentals, including, but not limited to the impact they may have on affordable housing supply, areas where they conflict with primary residential uses established in traditional and historic communities, and non-compliance and enforcement issues, and develop any appropriate regulations. Owner-Occupied Short Term Rentals may be registered regardless of when the property was acquired. 

Application Packets

The following Application Packets include a Checklist, Application, and STR Fire Code Compliance Certification form.