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.
February 22 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)