short term rentals

Short Term Rentals Update

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The Virginia Beach City Council has been studying possible regulations for short-term home rentals, like those romoted on Airbnb and other sites, out of concern for how rentals affect quiet residential neighborhoods – especially with increased traffic, parking and noise. The council also wants to ensure the safety of visitors who rent homes, apartments or rooms.  

To assist with this work, the Council appointed an ad hoc committee to make recommendations.  See the Committee Recommendations

The Council also adopted an ordinance requiring owners who rent their homes to register with the Commissioner of the Revenue. Such rentals are required to pay city and state taxes, the same as hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts.

Click here to read more about this on the City of Virginia Beach's website (

Click here to learn more about the effort to protect Virginia Beach's neighborhoods.