Short Term Rentals

November 29, 2018

The Planning Commission will be holding a workshop on "Short Term Rentals", Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Planning Conference Room, Building 2. The public is invited to attend, but there will be no public comment.

April 3, 2018

City Council held a discussion on short term rentals at their informal meeting on April 3, 2018.  At this meeting, Vice Mayor Louis Jones distributed a draft ordinance he had prepared. The draft ordinance permits home-sharing by-right and only requires registration with the Commissioner of Revenue Office. Short term rentals are permitted by-right in the Sandbridge SSD, Ocean Front Resort District, and the North End overlay. The draft ordinance proposes creating an overlay district for Sandbridge. In all other parts of the City, short term rentals would require a conditional use permit. Where short term rentals are permitted by-right or where they require a conditional use permit, they must adhere to 11 conditions.

The City Council will hold a workshop to discuss short term rentals on April 17, 2018.

 

March 20, 2018

The Virginia Beach City Council voted unanimously (10-0) to defer consideration of the short term rental ordinances for 60 days at their formal session. Eight speakers appeared before City Council.

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March 13, 2018

The Virginia Beach City Council held a workshop on March 13, 2018 to further discuss short term rentals. City Council discussed House Bill 824. The text of this house bill regarding Sandbridge is as follows:

"3. That any short-term rental located in the Sandbridge Special Service District in the City of Virginia Beach shall be a principal use subject to the City's regulations applicable to short-term rentals. Whether a short-term rental located in any other area of the City of Virginia Beach is a permitted use shall be determined by the provisions of the City's zoning ordinance."

City Council discussed possible regulations for short term rentals; however, no consensus was reached. Following the discussion, City Council unanimously agreed that more time was needed to properly address this issue. They agreed to defer the item for 60 days at the March 20th City Council formal session.

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 March 6, 2018

The Virginia Beach City Council, at the March 6, 2018 Formal Session, received public comment regarding short term rentals. Fifty-Five (55) speakers appeared in front of Council.

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February 27, 2018

City Council Workshop on February 27, 2018
The Virginia Beach City Council held a workshop on February 27, 2018 to discuss Short Term Rentals. Staff supplied them with a matrix comparing all previous drafts and considerations. Read more on the matrix.  
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 February 20, 2018

Planning Director’s Update to City Council
On February 20,2018 Planning Director Barry Frankenfield briefed the Virginia Beach City Council on the progress of Short Term Rentals through the Planning Commission’s recommendations.  

Read more on the ordinance amendment recommended by the Planning Commission.​


 February 14, 2018

The Planning Commission public hearing was held on February 14,2018 and the Planning Commission passed the following recommendations on to City Council for their consideration:


City of Virginia Beach (Alternative 1) – An Ordinance to Amend Sections 102, 111, 401, 501, 601, 901, 1110,1125, 1521 and 2203 of the City Zoning Ordinance and Section 5.2 of the Oceanfront Resort District Form-Based Code and Add Sections 209.6 and 241.2 of the City Zoning Ordinance pertaining to Definition, Requirements and Use of Home Sharing and Short Term Rentals
Planning Commission voted 11-0 to recommend Denial

City of Virginia Beach (Alternative 1) – An Ordinance to Add Article 23, Consisting of Sections 2300 through 2303, (Short Term Rental Overlay District) to the City Zoning Ordinance Establishing Regulations and Requirements pertaining to Short Term Rentals
Planning Commission voted 11-0 to recommend Denial

City of Virginia Beach (Alternative 1) – An Ordinance to Amend the Official Zoning Map by the Designation and Incorporation of Property into Short Term Rental Overlay District
Planning Commission voted 11-0 to recommend Denial

City of Virginia Beach (Alternative 2 – Planning Commission Substitution) – An Ordinance to Amend Sections 111, 401, 501, 601, 901, 1110, 1125, 1521 and 2203 of the City Zoning Ordinance and Section 5.2 of the Oceanfront Resort District Form-Based Code and Add Sections 209.6 and 241.2 of the City Zoning Ordinance pertaining to Definition, Requirements and Use of Home Sharing and Short Term Rentals
Planning Commission voted 9-2 to recommend Denial

City of Virginia Beach (Alternative 3 – Planning Commission Substitution) – An Ordinance to Amend Sections 111, 401, 501, 601, 901, 1110, 1125, 1521 and 2203 of the City Zoning Ordinance and Section 5.2 of the Oceanfront Resort District Form-Based Code and Add Section 209.6 of the City Zoning Ordinance pertaining to the Definition, Requirements and Use of Home Occupation-Short Term Rental
Planning Commission voted 10-1 to recommend Approval
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  • For additional information, please contact Kevin Kemp at kkemp@vbgov.com or 757-385-4621