Short-Term Residential Rentals
Loudoun Seeks Public Comment on Short-Term Residential Rentals
Loudoun County has launched a survey to gauge the community’s opinions about land use issues related to short-term residential rentals.
With the growth of online listings for short-term residential rentals, Loudoun is continuing to explore land-use and public safety issues surrounding such rentals, building upon prior efforts regarding registration and taxation. The survey is part of the county’s effort to collect and evaluate information from the community that the Board of Supervisors will consider in making decisions about possible future ordinances and ordinance amendments. The Board is expected to consider the topic of short-term residential rentals again in late 2018. The survey will be open through September 7, 2017,
Registering a Short-Term Residential Rental
Operators of short-term residential rentals in Loudoun are required to register their properties online
annually as of July 1, 2018.
Registration is free.
After completing the registration form, operators will receive a confirmation e-mail with a copy of the registration for their records. Operators who do not register with the county may face a fine of $500 per violation.
The State Code of Virginia provides for exemptions to the registration requirement. (See Section B.2)
More information about the registration process and the exemptions may be found in this Short-Term Residential Registration Fact Sheet
that you may download or print.
Considerations Regarding Short-Term Rentals
Anyone who currently operates, or is considering operating, a short term residential rental in Loudoun County should consider the following:
- Contact Zoning Administration if you have questions about using your property for a short-term residential rental based on the Zoning Ordinance. They will also determine if you will need a Zoning Permit. You can contact zoning administration by submitting a request online, or by calling 703-777-0246.
- Contact the Health Department to determine what is required for a short-term residential rental. You can contact the department by email or by phone at 703-777-0234.
- If you live in a homeowners or condo association, contact your association to verify their regulations regarding short-term rentals.
- If you live in an incorporated town, contact the town government for information regarding their regulations.
For more information about short-term residential rentals, contact David Street in the Office of the County Administrator at 703-777-0200 or by email.
Read more about the short-term residential rentals initiative and work plan.