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    About Community Development
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    Submit a plan, plat, or public hearing item
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    Register your rental and schedule inspection
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    Short Term Rentals

    Planning and Zoning Inquiries: (434) 455-3900

    Permitting, Inspections and Code Compliance:  (434) 455-3910

    The Department of Community Development coordinates Lynchburg's construction, code compliance and community revitalization efforts. Community Development helps our businesses, institutions, neighborhoods and residents create a thriving City through efficient plan review and permitting, thoughtful planning and preservation and effective property maintenance and grant project implementation. The department is comprised of four divisions:

    Short Term Rental Ordinance as Adopted on October 8, 2019

    2nd Floor Customer Service Center - City Hall
    900 Church Street • Lynchburg, VA 24504
     (434) 455-3900
     (434) 845-7630

    Kent White, Director