Short Term Rental License

License and Draft Ordinance

The City of Flagstaff is developing a short-term rental (STR) license that, once implemented, will be required by all STR owners to operate an STR within Flagstaff city limits. In addition to the creation of a license, the City is developing an ordinance that also includes other elements, such as required emergency contact information, a potential license fee, license approval and denial criteria and grounds for license suspension. Any future STR-related ordinance passed by the Flagstaff City Council will only effect STRs located within Flagstaff City limits.

A draft of the City's ordinance on short term rentals can be viewed here. Please note that this document is a draft, is subject to change, and has not been approved or enacted by the Flagstaff City Council. The file may take several minutes to load. 

Schedule of Events

Schedule of events

Open House Event - March 27

The City of Flagstaff hosted an open house event to gather feedback on a draft short-term rental (STR) ordinance and license.

State Laws on Short-Term Rentals

In July of 2022, the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 1168, which, among other things, allows Arizona cities and towns to require a license to operate an STR within their physical boundaries. The bill does not allow cities and town to limit the number or density of STRs in their communities. On Oct. 11, 2022, the Flagstaff City Council directed city staff to begin the process of drafting an STR-related ordinance to include the regulations permitted through Senate Bill 1168. 

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