Following state legislation allowing local jurisdictions to have more control over short-term vacation rentals, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of an ordinance that would require a permit application and fee for such short-term rentals. In addition to the permit, short-term rental property owners or rental operators would be required to notify neighbors of its operation, meet building codes, prevent rentals for special events, verify that the owner has not been convicted of particular felonies, and allow for permit suspension and fines depending on verified violations, among other requirements.
On February 28, 2023, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors (Board) held a public hearing for the County’s proposed short-term rental ordinance.
More than 50 residents sent in written comments about the ordinance and over 20 people spoke during the public hearing. Most recognized the limitations of the current Arizona short-term rental statute, Senate Bill 1168, and acknowledged that any County ordinance could only provide limited oversight and regulation.
The proposed ordinance was discussed again at the Board of Supervisors special session on March 21, 2023, after which the Board expressed a desire to send the ordinance back to staff and the County attorney’s office for significant revisions consistent with the recommendations raised during the public hearing.
The revised ordinance will be provided for public review and another public hearing will be scheduled.
To learn more, read the Coconino County Short-Term Rental brochure.
For more information, please call Coconino County Community Development at 928-679-8850.