The City of Flagstaff is hosting an open house event to gather feedback from the public on a draft short-term rental (STR) ordiance and license. The open house will be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall (211 W. Aspen Ave) or online. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person or virtually for an informational presentation and an opportunity to provide feedback to City staff. To participate virtually, visit flagstaff.az.gov/STRL to access the Teams meeting link.
In addition to the creation of a license to operate an STR within Flagstaff city limits, the draft ordinance 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.
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.
More information can be found at flagstaff.az.gov/STRL. For related questions, please contact Sarah Langley, City of Flagstaff Public Affairs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.