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Share your thoughts on the City’s draft short-term rental regulations

Short-term rental (STR), also referred to as an Airbnb or VRBO, is the transient occupancy of a dwelling unit for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. Short-term rentals are currently not identified as a permitted use in the City of Richmond’s Zoning Ordinance.  Planning and Development Review (PDR) along with the Department of Finance and the City Attorney’s Office has crafted draft regulations to permit short term rentals under certain terms and conditions. PDR is seeking extensive community input on the proposed regulations, which were drafted after a review of legislation in other localities and of the current operations of short-term rentals in the city of Richmond.

City of Richmond staff will be hosting two public meetings to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the draft regulations and share your thoughts:

  • Public Meeting #1: Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10:30 am – 12pm in the basement auditorium of the Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
  • Public Meeting #2: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6-7:30pm at the Richmond Central DMV, 2300 West Broad Street

For more information and to complete a survey on the draft regulations, visit:

Please contact Marianne Pitts at or by phone at (804)646-5207 with any questions.


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