Complaints Lead Phoenix To Pass Short-Term Rental Ordinance

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Owners of short-term rentals will soon face new rules. On Tuesday, the city council approved a new ordinance that will take effect in 30 days.

The ordinance (details below) will require property owners who rent houses from one to 30 days to register their properties with the city and provide an emergency contact who can respond to police requests within an hour. 

The idea is to cut down on so-called ‘party houses’ — that’s what Bonnie Raschke said she endures. 

“Throughout the month of December, we had parties three nights a week every week. We’ve had weddings, we’ve had everything. It’s been horrible,” she told council members.

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