Sec. 11-150. Short Term Rentals and Vacation Rentals; Permit Required; Penalties.
(1)   Permit required. Prior to use of a property as a vacation rental, the owner shall obtain a vacation rental permit from the City of Peoria. Renting, or offering for rent, a vacation rental without complying with the permit requirement in this Section 150 is prohibited.
(2)   Permit applications. The owner of a proposed vacation rental shall submit to the City of Peoria a permit application on a form furnished by the City of Peoria. The permit application shall be signed by the applicant and shall contain the following minimum information, which shall be made publicly available:
(a)   The physical address of the residential property proposed to be used as a vacation rental.
(b)   The name, address, and telephone number of the owner for which the vacation rental permit is to be issued. If the property owner is an entity, the legal name of the entity and its statutory agent.
(c)   The name, address, and telephone number of each designee of the owner, if any.
(d)   The full name, address, and twenty-four (24) hour telephone number of the individual who will serve as the emergency point of contact.
(e)   Proof of compliance with A.R.S. § 42-5005 including transaction privilege tax number.
(f)   Acknowledgment by the owner of an agreement to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances, including the requirement that the owner and each designee shall not be a registered sex offender, been convicted of any felony act that resulted in death or serious physical injury, or been convicted of any felony use of a deadly weapon within the past five years.
(g)   Attestation of compliance with the notification required in this Section 11-150.
(h)   Evidence of liability insurance appropriate to cover the vacation rental in the aggregate of at least $500,000 or evidence that each vacation rental transaction will be provided through a platform that provides equal or greater primary liability insurance coverage for the vacation rental.
(i)   Evidence the vacation rental is registered with relevant County Assessor's Office in accordance with A.R.S. § 33-1902.
(3)   Issuance; reasons for denial. The City of may deny issuance of a permit for any of the following reasons:
(a)   The applicant failed to provide the information required under subsection (2) of this Section;
(b)   The applicant provided false information;
(c)   The owner or designee of the owner: (i) is a registered sex offender; (ii) has been convicted of any felony act that resulted in death or serious physical injury; or (iii) has been convicted of any felony use of a deadly weapon within five (5) years of submitting the application; or
(d)   At the time of application, the owner has a suspended permit for the same vacation rental or any of the following applies: (a) one violation at the vacation rental that resulted in or constituted any of the offenses described in Section 11-159; or (b) three violations of this Section 11-150 at the vacation rental within a twelve (12) month period, not including an aesthetic, solid waste disposal or vehicle parking violation that is not also a serious threat to public health and safety.
(4)   Notice of denial; appeal. The City Manager or designee shall give notice of the denial of an application to the applicant by emailing the notice to applicant at the address listed on the application. The notice of the denial shall inform the applicant of the right to appeal the denial as provided for in Section 11-160.
(5)   Maintaining Accurate Information; Violations. All applicants and persons holding permits issued pursuant to this Section 11-150 shall give written notice to the City Manager or designee of any change in information submitted in connection with an application for a permit or renewal of a permit. The notice shall be provided to the City Manager or designee not less than ten (10) days prior to the effective date of the change. Any information required for an application under this Section 11-150 is deemed to be material for purposes of this Section 11-150. A violation of this subsection is a civil offense.
(6)   Term of Permit; Renewal application. All permits issued under this Section 11-150 shall be valid until suspended or revoked. Except where the City of Peoria has received a new application along with the requisite fees, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vacation rental after the expiration date recorded upon the face of the vacation rental permit.
(7)   Operating Without a Permit; Penalties. A vacation rental that fails to apply for a permit or license within thirty (30) days of the permit application being made available by the City of Peoria shall immediately cease operations. In addition to any other penalty pursuant to the Peoria City Code, the City of Peoria may impose a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per month against the owner if the owner or owner's designee fails to apply for permit within 30 days of receiving the written notice of violation from the City of Peoria. Representations or advertisements including online listings that reference the property, house or dwelling unit location being within the City of Peoria is prima facie evidence that a vacation rental is operating in the City of Peoria.
(8)   Non-transferable. No permit shall be transferable either as to location or as to person.
(9)   Implementation. The Peoria City Manager or designee shall develop the necessary forms and/or database necessary to implement this Section 11-150.
( Ord. No. 2022-20, § 3, 10-11-22)