County To Host Public Open House On Managing Short-Term Rentals In Los Alamos Feb. 15 At White Rock Fire Station


Los Alamos County Community Development Department (CDD) will host the first public open house for community input to the Short-term Rental (STR) Program 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the White Rock Fire Station #3 (129 NM-4, White Rock).

The public is encouraged to attend a project presentation and Q&A session planned for 6:15-6:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Short-term rentals, also known as vacation rentals, are now a mainstay in most communities and Los Alamos is no exception. The purpose of the Los Alamos STR program project is to define the market in the County, assess benefits and drawbacks, and incorporate public input. The ultimate goal of the project is Council adoption of an ordinance that establishes a mechanism for STRs to legally operate in Los Alamos County as part of a program that effectively manages neighborhood impacts.

CDD Planning Division has partnered with short-term rental program experts Wilson & Company to help develop this program. At the meeting, County staff and consultants will present the project purpose, schedule, and initial research prior to public comment and input and will be available to answer questions, address concerns, and take comments throughout the event.

To learn more about STRs in Los Alamos, go to

If you have questions, contact a member of the project team:

Los Alamos County/CDD
Desirae Lujan, Associate Planner 
505.662.8097 (office direct)


Wilson & Company
Noah Berke, AICP, New Mexico Planning Manager
505.348.4187 (office direct)

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