Short Term Rentals

As of January 1, 2017, Arizona law allows for homes to be used as short-term rentals (A.R.S. §9-500.39). Please use the following information to know more about short term rentals in Flagstaff.

The City is in the process of implementing a short term rental license and notifying owners of license requirements. Please review the STR Property Owners page for further details. 

Owner Information

Properties that formerly registered emergency contact information have been sent email notifications with instructions to complete the new STR license application. Owners who previously registered may login to their account at

You have 30 days to submit your application online from the date your notice is received. The notice was sent via email to the user associated with the property.

Once an application is submitted, the City has 7 business days for review.

If you have received a notice, please follow the license instructions in the letter. If you plan to start renting or never registered your emergency contact information with us, please email with your address and contact information so we may activate your property. 

Read about the responsibilities for properties like safety, tax license, and compliance here. 

Neighbors’ Information

As a neighbor to a short-term rental, read about your rights here

The city collects feedback on issues with short term rentals via: 

Frequently Asked Questions

Read these frequently asked questions to learn about things like the definition of short term rentals, what can and can't be used as a short term rental, and paying sales tax.

Report a Short Term Rental Concern