There are no changes or exemptions from the allowed uses in the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) for the eclipse event. In short, charging persons for parking, camping or short-term rental of your house, guesthouse or property unless currently permitted to do so, is not allowed during the eclipse event.
Parking (Sec. 6.1.10.B)
Unless your property currently is permitted as a parking lot or structure, charging persons to park on your property is prohibited.
Camping (Sec. 6.1.5.D.)
Unless your property is permitted as a commercial campground, charging persons to camp on your property is prohibited. This includes recreational vehicles, campers, trailers, motorhomes, tents, yurts, tepees, or other shelters.
Short-term rental (Sec. 6.1.5.C.)
Unless your property is either permitted as a lodging use (hotel, motel, campground, bed & breakfast, guest ranch, etc.) or specifically within one of the approved short-term rental sites below, renting your house for less than 31 days is prohibited.
- The Aspens (condominiums and single-family homes);
- Teton Shadows (condominiums only);
iii. Teton Village (condominiums and single-family homes);
- Golf Creek (condominiums only);
- Jackson Hole Racquet Club Resort Commercial Area (Lodges at Teton Pines, Residence Club of Teton Pines and Teton Pines Condominiums)
- Spring Creek Ranch and,
vii. Crescent H “Fish Lodges” (Crescent H lot 8).
Other developments that have been approved for short-term rental as part of their Master Plans include Cabins at Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club and Shooting Star townhomes and condominiums.
Permitted Accessory Residential Units (ARUs) or guesthouses are not permitted to be rented on a short-term basis. (Sec. 6.1.11.B.)
Please note, violations of the above standards may be forwarded to the County Attorney for prosecution as a violation of the Teton County Land Development Regulations, in addition to any other remedies available pursuant to Wyoming law. Wyoming Statute 18-5-204 provides the authority for the County to prosecute a violation of the Land Development Regulations. The maximum penalty, as provided in Wyoming Statute 18-5-206 for such a violation shall be a fine of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for each offense. Pursuant to Wyoming Statute 18-5-204 each day a violation continues to exist is a separate offense.
Special Event Permit
Any person(s) sponsoring any special event(s) in the unincorporated portion of Teton County shall give notice of the intention to hold such special event(s) to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office a minimum of fifteen (15) days prior to the event(s).
If you are considering hosting a special event in Teton County, please stop by the administration desk at the Teton County Sheriff’s Office to pick up a packet containing the special event application, food service application, liquor or malt beverage application, and important contact numbers. The form can also be downloaded from their website at www.tetonsheriff.org.