The 2021 “virtual” Arizona Legislature is in full swing and many bills have been introduced already in this session.

Short term rentals are a hot topic for HOAs/condos in Arizona. Below is a brief summary of three pending bills in the Arizona legislature on short term rentals. It is expected that aspects of each of these pending bills will be combined into one final bill and passed into law in 2021.

HB2481 Short-Term Rentals; Enforcement; Penalties: This bill would allow a city or town to restrict vacation rentals or short-term rentals. It would require the owner of the unit to register the unit with the city or town. It would also restrict the occupancy of a vacation rental or short-term rental to the lesser of the occupancy limit of the city or town or two adults per bedroom plus two additional adults.
HB2482 Regulation; Short-Term Rentals: This bill would require that rental properties list the contact information for the owner or the owner’s designee who is responsible for responding to complaints. This bill also allows the city to prohibit several things such as smoking or parking on public streets and impose civil penalties.
SB1379 Vacation Rentals; Short-Term Rentals; Enforcement: This bill would allow a city or town to impose a civil penalty of up to $1,000 against the owner for every thirty days the owner fails to provide contact information. Further, it would allow a city or town to restrict the maximum number of adult occupants allowed in the vacation rental. This bill would also allow a city or town to require the owner of a vacation rental or short-term rental to maintain liability insurance appropriate to cover the vacation rental or short-term rental.

For a full summary of all HOA/Condo-related bills we are tracking in this year’s legislature, please click here. Stay-tuned for updates as we continue to track the bills throughout the legislative process. Please contact Beth Mulcahy, Esq. with any questions at bmulcahy@mulcahylawfirm.com.