Town to host informational sessions on short term rental ordinance

Published on March 01, 2023


ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (March 1, 2023) –The Town of Oro Valley will offer two online informational sessions for short term rental owners regarding the recent short term rental licensing ordinance approved by Town Council on Jan. 4. The sessions, which will be held in a question-and-answer style format, will be held online via Zoom on March 8 at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please see Zoom links below.

The two sessions will be identical in format, so owners do not need to attend both. Owners can choose which session best fits their schedule. During the session, Town staff will review short term rental definitions, licensing requirements, deadlines and how to apply for a license. Attendees will then have the opportunity to ask questions of staff.

The new ordinance establishing rules, regulations and licensing requirements for short term and vacation rentals (e.g. Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) went into effect on Feb. 3. However, understanding that some individuals may need time to become familiar with the licensing process, Town council allowed for a 90-day implementation period during which time the ordinance will not be enforced. The deadline to register short term rental properties is May 5, and enforcement of the ordinance begins May 6.


Session 1
9 – 11 a.m.
Zoom link:

Session 2
3 – 5 p.m.
Zoom link:


Registering for a short term rental license will be similar to the online process for applying for a business license. Owners will need to prepare a list of required documents, provide neighbors notification of intent to rent, evidence of insurance, evidence that the property is registered with the Pima County Assessor as a short term rental and a form of personal identification to apply. Short term rental licenses will be $80 a year—the same cost as a Town of Oro Valley business license.

To read the press release announcing the short term and vacation rental ordinance, click here. For online information about short term and vacation rental regulations, please refer to the short term rental web page by clicking here, or visit the short term rental application web page by clicking here. For questions during the 90-day implementation process, please call Sarah Cox at (520) 229-4831 or email