Short-Term Property Rentals in Fairfax County

Short-Term Property Rentals in Fairfax County Fairfax County is considering the development of new zoning regulations for Short-Term Rentals that may address such factors as:

  • Where these rentals would be allowed in the County
  • How often they could be rented out
  • What types of properties could be rented out
  • How many people would be allowed to stay in a property at any one time

Why changes are being proposed?

This year, the Virginia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1578, which gives localities the authority to require registration of Short-Term Rentals. As a result, the Board of Supervisors directed the creation of a working group to draft zoning regulations for Short-Term Rentals in the County and to establish a registry of Short-Term Rentals. In proposing Short-Term Rental regulations to the Board, the working group seeks to balance residents' interests to protect the character of their neighborhood with the interests of persons wanting to operate Short-Term Rentals within their residence.

We want your input!

We want your input to help us develop the proposed zoning regulations and Short-Term Rental Registry:

  • Take a quick online SURVEY  by August 31, 2017.
  • Call us at 703-324-1314, TTY 711.
  • Email us your comments or concerns at
  • Offer public testimony at the public hearings (not yet scheduled).


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