Scottsdale is leading efforts to reclaim neighborhoods from short-term rentals

The city has delivered three proposals aimed at curtailing the proliferation of short-term rentals to the Arizona League of Cities and Towns and is confident they will become part of the league’s legislative agenda for the 2024 session of the Arizona Legislature.

The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a collaborative organization that represents the interests of about 90 local governments around the state. Scottsdale’s proposals will be heard by the Resolutions Committee at the league’s annual conference Aug. 29.

These proposals ask the Arizona Legislature to amend state law so that local governments can:

  • Cap the total number of short-term rentals in their community
  • Limit the density of short-term rentals in specified areas
  • Establish separation requirements between short-term rentals

Each proposal is designed to return the quality of life that Scottsdale neighborhoods enjoyed before the city’s previous ban on short-term rentals was pre-empted by the legislature.

“Scottsdale neighborhoods have been shattered by short-term rentals, which are commercial businesses in residential zoned areas. Our residents are clamoring for peace and quiet, free from late-night disruptions and party house annoyances – we want our neighborhoods back.” said Mayor David D. Ortega. “We ask that the legislature restore local control so each municipality can determine appropriate limits and guidelines.”

Learn more about short-term/vacation rentals in Scottsdale.


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