Scottsdale, Paradise Valley anticipate new licensing, permitting ordinances for short-term rentals

By Melissa Rosequist | YourValley

Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley officials say they plan to implement licensing procedures for short-term rental properties within their municipal bounds following a newly-approved law.

Senate Bill 1168, signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on July 6, goes into effect on Sept. 24.

Both Scottsdale and Paradise Valley officials say they plan to implement local ordinances after the law goes into effect that will establish new administrative processes to issue, deny and suspend a short-term rental permit.

“Scottsdale is renowned for our family-friendly neighborhoods, which have been negatively impacted by short-term rentals,” said Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega. “Passage of SB1168 allows the city of Scottsdale to regain local control. Our City Council is prepared to enact more stringent laws to assure our neighborhoods are safe and tranquil, the day SB1168 becomes law.”

Formerly, local governments were not permitted to restrict the use of or regulate a short-term rental property based on its classification, use or occupancy except to protect the public’s health and safety; and adopt and enforce residential use and zoning ordinances such as for noise, protection of welfare and property maintenance.

Paradise Valley Town Manager Jill Keimach says it will take an additional 60 days for a local ordinance to go into effect after Town Council approves it, if not longer.

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