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Advertisements:  The city is pro-actively reviewing advertisements for rental units to be sure they include a statement of maximum occupancy.  The city did note, that in a quick review of Craigs List, there was a non-compliance in this area. I urge all members to review their advertising, as those who have advertised incorrectly, may be the first on the list to be reviewed once they start actively enforcing.  In addition, your rental license # must be on all advertising.  If you do not know what your occupancy limits are, please check here:  https://maps.bouldercolorado.gov/rental-inquiry/


Signage:  Please remember in properties of fewer than five units, the legal occupancy must be posted when a unit is shown to a prospective renter.


Defense:  The current ordinance no longer includes the “active and diligent” management practices for over-occupancy. The defense is now limited to those who have complied with advertising and posting requirements, have received rent payments from those listed on the lease whose number must comply with occupancy limits and have required each tenant to acknowledge in writing the legal occupancy limit.


 For more Occupancy Information Please go here:  https://bouldercolorado.gov/plan-develop/occupancy-limits


Current News

2017 Dates for SIX DAY REVIEW ARE5/10/2017 – 5/16/2017 and 7/24/2017 – 8/23/2017  

For those of you not familiar with the program, if you have properties in the special trash service zone which is defined as:  the area included within Ninth Street, Baseline Road, Broadway, and Arapahoe Avenue, and the area included within Fifteenth Street, Folsom Avenue, Arapahoe Avenue, and Canyon Boulevard.  You are required to have contract with a trash hauler for additional trash pick-up during those time periods.



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