In 2019 the Arizona Legislature authorized municipalities to create provisions for short-term vacation rentals through the Arizona Revised Statutes A.R.S. §9-500.39 Limits on regulation of vacation rentals and short-term rentals; state preemption; definitions. The City of Phoenix adopted the Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance G-6653 in January 2020, to implement the law passed by the state Legislature.
The Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance G-6653 requires owners of short-term or vacation rentals to register with the City and provide emergency and complaint contact information. The ordinance outlines vacation rental violations and reaffirms prohibited types of uses and introduces an enhanced penalty structure. This ordinance also adds a few new City Code Definitions.
Short-Term Vacation Rental Registration Process:
- Select Register a Short-Term Rental below.
- Print your Registration Certificate and display inside the vacation rental within 10 feet of the primary residence.
- Update registration information within 10 days of any changes. To do so, login to your account and select Edit Registration. For additional information on the registration process, please reference the Registrant's User Guide.
As the property owner or online lodging operator, you need to add the following statement to your vacation rental advertisement on the online lodging marketplace you have chosen (the platform you advertise on, which could be Airbnb, VRBO, etc.): “This property cannot be used for purposes identified in the City of Phoenix Ordinance Section 10-195(c). The City of Phoenix short-term registration number for this property is ________”. (Add the registration number, which can be found on your “Registration Certificate”).
As the online lodging operator, you must post a notice in a conspicuous place with a list of the prohibited uses, as listed in 10-195 (c), in the vacation rental (or use this STANDARD NOTICE).
If you are an Online Lodging Operator (OLO), but not the property owner, then City of Phoenix Ordinance Section 10-196 (e) may be applicable to you. Please read Ordinance G-6653 for details.
Please be reminded that on March 4th, 2020, Phoenix City Council adopted Ordinace G-6674 (Loud Party Ordinance), to address loud party noise issues in general and with short-term vacation rentals, in particular.
In Case of an Emergency:
When requested by a police officer, the owner or owner’s agent whose name appears on the vacation rental registration must be on the vacation rental premise, or be available over the phone or text, within 60 minutes after receiving the request. Failure to be on the premise, or be available over the phone or text, within 60 minutes is a violation.
For information or questions, please refer to Ordinance G-6653, or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org