Peoria, Arizona, will become the latest city to adopt new regulations for vacation and short-term rental (STR) properties, under which owners must apply for a free permit with the city and adhere to 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,” stated Mayor Cathy Carlat. Owners are required to inform neighbors that their property is an STR, and supply emergency contact information if necessary. Unless already permitted, STR property owners will also have to perform sex offender background checks on all guests and carry liability insurance of at least $500,000, as well as display their city registration number on all ads. A permit can be suspended for a year if there are three ordinance violations incurred in a 12-month period. The new rules are slated to go into effect Jan. 1.
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