Peoria City Council recently adopted a Vacation/Short Term Rental (STR) Ordinance that requires rental property owners to apply for and obtain a free permit with the City of Peoria and comply with neighbor notification and health and safety requirements.

“Putting important safeguards in place provides a path for short term rentals to thrive while preserving the quiet enjoyment of our homes and security of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat.

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The permit may be requested online by visiting and there is no cost to apply. City of Peoria Ordinance #2022-20 aligns with Arizona Senate Bill 1168 and outlines the following provisions, which property owners must comply with in order to receive and maintain an active STR rental permit.

Neighborhood Notification: Property owners will be required to notify surrounding neighbors of the short-term rental offering. Part of this notification includes emergency contact information for residents to utilize if necessary.

Background Checks and Insurance: If not already provided by an online marketplace (i.e. Vrbo or Airbnb), STR property owners will be required to conduct sex offender background checks on booking guests and carry liability insurance of at least $500k.

City Permit Posting: STR property owners will be required to display city registration number on all advertisements.

Civil Penalties: Fines may be assessed for violating any state law or local ordinance.

Permit Suspension: A STR permit can be suspended for up to 12 months if there are three verified violations within a rolling 12-month period, or a single serious infraction.

STR property owners and residents are encouraged to learn more about Peoria’s new ordinance, the locations of registered STRs in Peoria, whom to contact in case there is a concern or question about a STR, and to review frequently asked questions by visiting For additional information, please contact Peoria’s Code Compliance Division at 623-773-7162, or email