The Coconino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to adopt new regulations for short-term rentals in the unincorporated parts of the county. The ordinance clearly defines a short-term rental, or vacation rental, as the short-term rental of any dwelling or portion of any dwelling for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. Also, vacation rentals are only permitted in habitable dwellings permitted by the county. This means that garages, sheds, tents, temporary travel trailers and recreational vehicles, temporary structures, or other structures that do not meet the standards for a dwelling may not be rented. The ordinance also requires a permit for short-term rental properties, and to collect up to a $250 permit fee. It also requires the property owner to provide a transaction privilege tax license number and prohibits property owners from allowing use of the rental for special events or large gatherings that would have an adverse effect on a residential neighborhood, or it would ordinarily require a temporary use permit. The ordinance also clearly defines prohibited uses for a permitted Short-Term rental, including the housing of registered sex offenders, the operation of a sober living home, hosting of any pornographic or adult-oriented business enterprise, or the permission of felonious criminal activity. The ordinance will take effect on November 13th.