Short Term Rentals

Registration

  • TShort Term Rental Combined Logoshe City will notify you when you're required to register.
  • You will receive an introductory letter to the registration program in the Spring followed by a registration bill in June.
  • Multiple properties can be registered at one time. If the host starts to operate from new properties in a different calendar year, a separate registration will be required for those new properties being used for short-term rental.
  • The registration fee is $150.
  • Failure to register can result in a civil penalty of $500.
  • A host can be exempt from registering if:
    • They are licensed by the Real Estate Board or are represented by a real estate licensee or
    • Licensed or registered with the City, related to rental or management of real property, including licensed real estate professionals, hotels, motels, campgrounds, and bed and breakfast establishments.

Email Kevin Henry, Zoning Administrator, or call 434-455-3915 for any questions.

Lodging Tax

  • Lodging Tax will automatically be remitted by the platform/service being used.
  • Email Erik Amy, Commissioner of Revenue's Office, or call 434-455-3877

ZONING REGULATIONS 

  • City of Lynchburg Short-Term Rental Ordinance
  • No more than 4 unrelated people are permitted in a short-term rental.
  • No off-street parking is required.
  • The space in which you are renting must be compliant with the Uniform Statewide Building Code.
  • The City does not conduct inspections unless a complaint is received.

Email Kevin Henry, Zoning Administrator, or call 434-455-3915 for any questions.