Renting out your cabin or condo on a nightly basis (less than 30 consecutive days)

If you are interested in renting out your cabin or condominium on a nightly basis (less than 30 consecutive days) you are required to hold a current Brian Head Town business license.  A business license application must be submitted and approved before you rent out your cabin or condo.  Failure to do so will result in a citation for conducting business without a license.  Please contact the Town Clerk during normal business hours for any licensing details.

What you need to submit for a license:
1.  Nightly Rental License Application - completed and signed
2.  Owner Affidavit completed and signed
3.  Proof of Insurance submitted
4.  Fire Inspection passed, application must be submitted prior to scheduling an inspection.  
5.  All fees paid: 
          $151 new application includes one (1) unit/cabin
          $32 for each additional new unit
          $30 fire inspection, if a re-inspection is needed, an additional fee of $30 will be charged. 
          $248  Per Cabin - Nightly Rental Disproportionate Cost of Service Fee - Annual Fee
          $91    Per Condo - Nightly Rental Disproportionate Cost of Service Fee  - Annual Fee

The application and fire inspection fees can be paid as one payment.

You can email your application and documents to:

Nancy Leigh, Town Clerk -

Mailing address:  Business Licensing
                         PO Box 190068
                         Brian Head, UT 84719-0068

Changes to Nightly Rental Fees

The Town Council adopted an ordinance amending the Nightly Rental Code.  This affects all nightly rentals (short-term rentals).  To read the Nightly Rental Code, CLICK HERE.  The fees for nightly rentals have also changed effective immediately:

   New Application (new business)  $151 includes one rental unit/cabin. 
   Additional new units/cabins:       $32 per unit/cabin

    Renewal Fee:                           $122 includes one rental unit/cabin
    Additional units renewal:           $26 per unit/cabin.  

    Nightly Rental Disproportionate
      Cost of Service Fee:                 $248 per cabin annually
                                                    $91 per condo annually 

The 2021-2022 licensing year commences on October 1st.  All business licenses automatically expire September 30th of each year.  To renew your nightly rental business license  CLICK  HERE.   Online payments can be made on the Home Page of this website.  Please note if you make an online payment, please use the left sidebar under "Non-Utility Payments" for all other payments.  Please do NOT use your utility account to make a payment for licensing.

Mobile Food Vendors

On November 10, 2020 The Brian Head Town Council suspended some of the Town's restrictions for mobile food vendors to operate in Brian Head.  This is due to the Covid-19 pandemic and is temporarily suspended for the 2020-21 winter season ending in April 2021.  

Provisions Suspended for Food Trucks:
1.  Food Trucks are not required to locate at a construction site only.  
2.  The requirement to move 250 feet every two hours is temporarily suspended.  
3.  Must provide reasonable parking and access for their customers.  
4.  If a food truck is requesting to locate on private property, they must contact the owner of that property prior to selling any foods. 
5.  Food trucks are prohibited from locating and selling within the Town right's of way and cannot obstruct traffic.  

Food truck vendors must abide by all other regulations of the State and local authority.  

If you would like more information, please contact the Town Clerk at or by calling 435-677-2029 during normal business hours.  

Doing Business in Brian Head

The tourist industry is the primary source of business in Brian Head.  Known for its family oriented ski slopes, Brian Head has more to offer than skiing.  There are extensive trail systems for biking, hiking, horseback riding, ATV's, snowmobiling, and x-country skiing.  The outdoor enthusiast has plenty of option for both winter and summer seasons. 

 As Brian Head grows with new businesses, the Town continually expands its horizon on projects where viable commercial businesses can grow.  The Town has developed a Master Trail plan along with continuing efforts to improve the Town's infrastructure in order to meet the demands of new growth.

Brian Head Town encourages potential businesses to look at Brian Head as a viable resort business community offering services to the tourist trade.  The town staff is ready to assist new businesses through the process in establishing a business in Brian Head. 

One of the first steps in opening a business in Brian Head is to obtain a business license.  All businesses that conduct business within the Town boundaries are required to hold a valid business license, even if the business is licensed in another city or town.  There are exemptions to this requirement.  Please refer to the Brian Head Town Code, Title 3, Chapter 2A, Business in General.  For a business license application, simply download the application and submit it to the Town Clerk for processing.    Listed below is an informational sheet showing the licensing process along with contact information for other agencies. 

 CLICK HERE for information


Brian Head Town requires all special events held on private or public property to obtain a Special Event License.  The license application is to be submitted to the Town Clerk.  The goal of the town is to encourage special events in Brian Head and the Town Clerk can assist the event vendor with information, advertisement and town services to ensure a successful special event.  There is no cost for the application/license.  

Contact the Town Clerk at for additional details.  
 Licensing Chapter 3 Special Events- Town Code