Short-Term Residential Rentals
A short-term residential rental is the provision of a room or space that is suitable or intended for occupancy for dwelling, sleeping, or lodging purposes, for a period of fewer than 30 consecutive days, in exchange for a charge for the occupancy.
In 2018, Loudoun County established a short-term residential rental registration ordinance intended to help the county monitor and evaluate the growing industry of short-term residential rentals. The registry established by the ordinance created a channel for the county to provide operators of short-term residential rentals with important business-related information and resources.
Zoning Ordinance Amendment Regarding Short-Term Rentals
Following the adoption of the registration ordinance, the county began evaluating public safety and land use/zoning issues associated with short-term residential rentals, with an eye toward amending the county’s Zoning Ordinance to adopt standards for such rentals.
This process resulted in a proposed ZOAM that includes separate standards for the short-term rental of an owner-occupied residence, which would be an “accessory use”, and for the rental of a non-owner-occupied dwelling, which would constitute a principal “whole-house commercial use.
Board Forwards Item to February 22, 2023, Transportation and Land Use Committee Meeting
The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing January 11, 2023, regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to short-term residential rentals. The Board voted to forward the item to the Board's Transportation and Land Use Committee meeting scheduled for February 22, 2023:
- Read the staff report prepared for Board of Supervisors January 11, 2023, public hearing.
- View the Board discussion's of the proposed Short-Term Rentals Zoning Ordinance Amendment.
October 13, 2022, Planning Commission Work Session
The Planning Commission held a work session October 13, 2022, and forwarded the Short-Term Rental Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOAM-2018-0001) to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation of approval.
- Read the documents prepared for the October 13 work session: Draft Text - Attachments 1,2, and 3 (PDF)
September 8, 2022, Planning Commission Work Session
The Planning Commission held a work session on September 8, 2022.
June 28, 2022, Planning Commission Public Hearing
The Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday, June 28, 2022, regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment related to short-term residential rentals
- View the June 28 meeting video
- Read the June 28 Staff Report: Draft Text - Attachments 1, 2 and 3 (PDF)
February 22, 2022, Public Information Meeting
Loudoun County held a virtual public information meeting Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to present a proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOAM) related to short-term residential rentals.
- View the February 22 meeting video.
- Read the February 22 meeting presentation (PDF)
- View the draft amendment.(PDF)