This fundraising campaign has been created by Colorado Property Owners for Property Rights, a Colorado non-profit organization. COPR uses gofundme as one of many methods to collect donations. If you prefer to use a different method, visit our website.
On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, Colorado Property Owners for Property Rights, through its attorneys, filed a complaint regarding the 2021 and 2022 short-term rental ordinances against the Town of Breckenridge. This litigation is filed in the 5th Judicial District of Colorado, located in Summit County.
On Friday, October 20, 2023, counsel working on behalf of COPR filed a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request to the Town of Breckenridge.
On Friday, October 6, 2023, the COPR Board voted to proceed with filing a lawsuit on behalf of its membership against the Town of Breckenridge to invalidate the town's Short Term Rental Ordinances.
About Colorado Property Owners for Property Rights (COPR)
Colorado Property Owners for Property Rights—or COPR for short—is a nonprofit membership organization that will soon file a lawsuit to invalidate two Breckenridge short-term rental ordinances. The first ordinance set limits on short-term rental licenses within the town. The second established four arbitrary zones for short-term rentals. Together, we believe, these ordinances will make it extremely difficult, and in many cases impossible, for property owners to obtain an STR license for their property.
Go Fund Me is just one of several ways you can contribute to our efforts! We also have a website where you can donate via secure credit card or ACH transactions, as well as the ability to accept checks through the mail to our PO Box. If you are interested in other ways to contribute, please visit copropertyrights.org or email us at [email redacted].
The Legal Challenge
We are currently challenging two ordinances passed by the Town of Breckenridge, Colorado:
1. 2021 Ordinance establishing short-term rental (STR) zones in the town, and
2. 2022 Ordinance established four licensing zones, placing limits on the number of STR licenses permitted in each zone.
In practice, the ordinances take away property owners’ rights to utilize their homes as short-term rentals, reducing property values and resales while hurting the town’s visitor-based economy. COPR will provide a voice on the negative impacts of these ordinances for the property owners within the Town who cannot take action by voting in Town Council elections and individually have little to no impact on the Town’s decision-making. But collectively, as COPR, we can explain to the court, the Town and the Breckenridge community our concerns with these laws.
COPR has launched a membership drive to bring together property owners, real estate professionals, and property managers of Summit County impacted by the Town’s ordinances. COPR’s members will provide the resources necessary to file a lawsuit against Breckenridge to challenge these ordinances. This will not be a class-action lawsuit, and COPR is not seeking damages. Our focus is set on invalidating these ordinances.
Our Fundraising Goal: $400,000.
We are asking every homeowner in Breckenridge to contribute $2,000 to the COPR-led litigation, and would graciously accept any support you can provide. We are also asking that when you contribute, you share this website with three additional friends, neighbors or homeowners impacted by the Breckenridge town council's actions
We hope that all those impacted by these ordinances, as well as individuals and businesses concerned about the local economy and property rights, will contribute to COPR. Contributions will go directly to the costs associated with filing the lawsuit, including attorneys, expert witnesses, research and communications.
Please visit COPR’s website at COPropertyRights.org for more information about our organization, background on the ordinances, membership information and more.
Please donate today, and then: spread the word by sharing this fundraiser with your friends and neighbors.
Prefer to mail a check? Send it to COPR, PO Box 514, Frisco, CO 80443.
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