What is the legal definition of a short-term vacation rental?

"Short-term rental" and "vacation rental" are interchangeable for purposes of this chapter and mean any individually or collectively owned single-family or one (1) to four (4) family house or dwelling unit, or any unit or group of units in a condominium or cooperative, that is also a transient public lodging establishment or owner-occupied residential home offered for transient use. "Vacation rental" does not include the following:

1.    Accommodations or property that is classified for property taxation under A.R.S. § 42-12001, as may be amended; or

2.    Any unit used for nonresidential use, including a special event that would otherwise require a permit, retail, restaurant, banquet space, or other similar use.

"Timely manner" means responding to complaints and emergencies in person, by phone, or by email within twenty-four (24) hours from the request by public safety personnel.

"Transaction privilege tax license" is the license issued by the State of Arizona pursuant to A.R.S. Title 42.

"Transient" has the same meaning prescribed in A.R.S. § 42-5070, as may be amended. (Ord. 23-461 § 1)

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