Vacation Rental Compliance & Enforcement

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.  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.

Non-compliant permit holders will need to respond by September 15, 2021 to avoid issuance of a notice of violation and a $500 fine.

Send compliance paperwork email to  Questions - contact Yancey Bagby at

Certificate of Compliance Forms for Non-Compliant Permits Only

You will need a separate form and documents for each year that is missing. The letter from DCD will tell you which year is missing. If you did not own the property in the year that is missing, you will need to have the owner of the vacation rental at that time certify compliance, or you will need to abandon your permit.