Mesa to require license for short-term rental owners under new ordinance
PHOENIX — Mesa is the latest Valley city to adopt an ordinance aimed at better managing short-term rental properties and owners.
The Mesa City Council approved an ordinance that requires short-term rental owners to have a special license through the city.
The ordinance also has other provisions outlined, including compliance with city codes and laws, a requirement to tell neighbors that a property will be used as a short-term rental and emergency contact information for complaints.
It is scheduled to go into effect Feb. 1.
“We received a lot of feedback, especially from the business community, about the new Mesa ordinance, which gives specific requirements for property owners and spells out the penalties for those who allow parties, parking issues and other code violations that get out of hand,” Mayor John Giles said in a press release.
Other parts of the ordinance include establishing minimum liability insurance requirements and defining the processes for denial and suspension of licenses.
The City Council will now consider proposed fees for the license and violations.
Glendale, Goodyear and Paradise Valley are among other Valley cities to have established new short-term rental guidelines in the past year.