Last fall, the Scottsdale City Council adopted an ordinance that requires owners of short-term or vacation rentals to provide the city with emergency and complaint contact information including names, email addresses and phone numbers.
The database for this information has been updated so that owners and operators can now provide information online in a fillable form. This is a “searchable” database where the new mapping system shows both the properties registered with Maricopa County as rental properties (shown with blue borders) and short-term rentals registered with the city (shown with an “i” information button).
Property owner and contact information for those responsible for responding to complaints are included in the information tab.
The new system allows neighbors with concerns to directly contact the responsible party. The responsible party can then contact his/her renter to resolve the issue. In many instances, the concerns may be fixed without Scottsdale Police Department intervention. However, residents are free to contact the police when appropriate.
As a reminder, short-term rental owners that do not submit the required contact information may be cited for noncompliance and fined. The amendment also emphasizes that these rentals may not be used for non-residential purposes such as restaurants, event centers, commercial business, wedding venues, etc.
Additionally, the state requires all short-term vacation rentals have a transaction privilege tax license and list the license number. For more information, visit Scottsdaleaz.gov/codes/vacation-short-term-rentals.