Vacation Rental Compliance & Enforcement

The 2022 certificate of compliance process will begin in October. Reminders will be emailed and mailed to the address that is on file with the assessors office for the vacation rental property. The Permit Portal is closed until that time. Early submissions will be returned.

San Juan County has a vacation rental compliance program.  All holders of vacation rental permits are required to annually submit a certificate of compliance to the Department of Community Development.  Failure to submit a certificate annually will result in fines and penalties including revocation of the permit. 

Beginning in 2021, the fee for a certificate of compliance is $145 if submitted online through the permit portal and paid by credit card; or   $160 if submitted on paper, or paid by cash or check.  This fee was adopted by Resolution 34-2020.  The window for submitting your 2021 certificate of compliance will be September 20, 2021 through December 31, 2021. 

The Department of Community Development is currently in the process of notifying non-compliant permit holders of their requirements.  If you have received a letter indicating that you are not in compliance, you will need to follow the instructions in the letter.  Depending on how many years have been missed, you will either 1) be required to submit one or two overdue certificates; or 2) abandon your permit.

Send compliance paperwork email to  Questions - contact Yancey Bagby at

2021 Certificate of Compliance Forms 

 In 2021, There is a fee for filing the certificate of compliance: $160 for filing a paper form and $145 to file in-person at the DCD Office.