Apply for a city of Sedona short-term rental permit

Apply for a city of Sedona short-term rental permit

Post Date:02/02/2023 2:53 p.m.

SEDONA, Ariz. – The city of Sedona now requires all short-term rental owners to have an annual permit, and as of Jan. 20, 2023, the web portal for applying for an annual short-term rental permit is open. All short-term rentals currently operating within Sedona city limits must have a permit no later than Feb. 15, 2023, or cease operations until a permit is obtained.

Short-term rental owners or their designees may access the permit application portal directly by copying and pasting the following web address into their browser:

Sedona’s city council adopted an amendment to Sedona City Code 5.25 Short-Term Rental Regulation at the Nov. 22, 2022, meeting. The amendment is based on Senate Bill 1168 which allows Arizona cities and towns to require annual, fee-based permits for short-term rentals.

The new permit program replaces the previous short-term rental emergency contact registration process the city has operated since September 2022. All operating short-term rentals, whether they previously had an emergency contact registration or not, must now apply for an annual permit.

Visit the short-term rental pages on the city website to learn more about the new program and the other new requirements for operating a short-term rental in Sedona at

For additional information, contact Teresah Arthur, short-term rental specialist, city of Sedona, via email at or phone at (928) 203-5198.