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Consideration of Ordinance to Regulate Short-Term Rentals in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) will consider an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals in Santa Fe County at upcoming Board of County Commissioners meetings. The proposed ordinance, titled the Short-Term Rental Regulation and Licensing Ordinance, proposes to license and regulate short-term rentals. 

The purpose and intent of the Ordinance is to establish regulations and licensing standards and procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of short-term renters, protect the peace and enjoyment of surrounding communities, protect water resources and the environment, and otherwise promote health and general welfare of the County. The proposed regulations will include: Findings, Purpose and Intent; Definitions; Permissible Locations; License and Notice Requirements; Procedures; and Regulations/Requirements.

This is only a general summary of the proposed ordinance. Interested persons must consult the proposed ordinance itself for additional details. The proposed ordinance is available on the County’s website. View Proposed Ordinance

Public hearings are scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, 2022,and Tuesday, September 27, 2022,no earlier than 5:00 p.m. at the County Administrative Building, located at 102 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe NM, in the Santa Fe County Board of County Commissioner’s Chambers on the 2nd Floor. Members of the public can listen and participate in the meeting virtually via WebEx. Please see the BCC’s final meeting agendas for details on how to participate via WebEx.
The BCC’s meeting agendas can be viewed on the County's BCC webpage.

Comments, questions, and objections may also be submitted in advance of these public hearings via email to or in writing to the County Land Use Administrator, P.O. Box 276, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0276, and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2022, to ensure that they are provided to the BCC before the public hearing. 

All interested parties will be heard at the public hearings prior to the BCC taking action on the proposed ordinance.

For more information, contact
Nate Crail, Santa Fe County Community Planner, at or 505-986-2452.

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