City officials say they've been unusually successful in laying down the law.
Identifying how short term-rentals hurt or benefit neighborhoods and affordable housing was one of the goals City Council outlined in 2016.
It's possible that 50.5 percent sounds like a bad outcome, but it's actually among the higher end of compliance rates we found.
Ever stayed in an Denver Airbnb that didn't actually look like someone's home?
If Denver's got 2,000 or so listings on sites like AirBnb, as the Denver Post reports, the city is 0.55 percent of the way to ensuring all are licensed.