The city of Glendale is preparing to welcome a large amount of visitors for the 2023 Super Bowl and they have made plans to target short-term rental properties with a new rule.
On May 10th, the Glendale City Council approved a new ordinance that amend the city’s codes on short-term rentals and nuisance parties.
Glendale’s elected leaders believe the new ordinances can help local law enforcement reign in nuisance properties before people flock to Glendale for the Super Bowl game and festivities.
Homeowners that offer residential rentals must now provide contact information to the city of Glendale in case there is a need for law enforcement to reach them for an emergency situations or disturbances.
The new Glendale ordinance also adds a prohibition of short-term rental properties from being used for operating as a retail enterprise or an adult-oriented business.
In an existing Glendale ordinance, police officers have the ability to assess fines to individuals that host “nuisance parties.” Nuisance parties are defined as a social gathering that “constitutes a substantial disturbance of the quiet enjoyment of private or public property.” This can include excessive noise, traffic, obstruction of public streets by vehicles, public drunkenness, litter, serving alcohol to minors or fights.
Fees assessed by can range from $500 up to $2,500. If the city of Glendale can determine that a property owner knew that a “nuisance” party occurred at their residential rental, the homeowner can also be subject to financial penalties.