Operating Policies

Please click on the following links to view these LPROA documents: Updates:
Short-Term Rentals
Short-term Rentals (STRs) are regulated by Park County Ordinance 20-03 that can be found at: https://www.parkco.us/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3589.
STRs are also regulated by applicable Covenant, Promulgated Rules, and By-Laws guidance from the LPROA.  Ord. 20-03 strictly regulates operation of STRs, and contains, in part, the following requirements:
  • Annual STR Permits are required from Park County prior to advertisement and/or operation.
  • Park County will issue Cease and Desist court orders for any property operating as a non-permitted STR, and then take financial penalty and legal measures when prescribed.
  • Permitting addresses numerous key stipulations – including, but not limited to, maximum occupancy, life safety requirements, mandatory posted education of renters regarding ATVs, discharge of firearms, septic requirements, parking, noise and nuisance, etc..
  • A Citizen Complaint form is provided to electronically file reports of violations
  • All Owners are personally accountable and liable for the actions of Renters 
LPROA will work in conjunction with Park County to facilitate their enforcement of Ordinance 20-03. In addition, the LPROA BOD will educate and enforce related Covenant, Promulgated Rules, and By- law guidelines.
House Bill 23-1105
Statewide Homeowners Rights Task Force
The Colorado legislature recently enacted HB 23-1105 which creates a statewide homeowners’ rights task force and a statewide metropolitan district rights task force. HB 23-1105 requires all Colorado homeowner associations and metropolitan districts to provide notice to all their members or owners that these task forces will be created no later than August 1, 2023. This notice (which as to metro districts would include all owners within the service area) must be sent out before the task force holds its first meeting. The first meeting could occur any time after August 1, 2023. The purpose of these task forces includes studying and making recommendations to our state legislature regarding homeowner and metro district rights which include, fining authority and practices, foreclosure practices, communications with owners and the availability of the governing documents, financials, reserve studies and records to owners. Representatives of these task forces may reach out to individual homeowner associations or metropolitan districts to obtain information for purposes of their work.
Homeowners’ Association Board Accountability and Transparency
The Colorado Legislator passed HB 1137, which amended Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-33.3-209.5 and changes how an HOA may collect association assessments, fines or fees. The bill imposes detailed notice and procedural requirements for the imposition of certain fines and actions to enforce payment of any delinquencies. Under guidance of council, Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LPROA has amended its policies and procedures.  Copies of the adopted required changes are available via the links on the left side of this page.  The new Policies will also be mailed to all members along with the 2023 Annual Lost Park Ranch Owners Association Announcement.