Short-Term Rentals

As of March 31, 2022, The City of Fredericksburg concluded services with Avenu Insights and Analytics, and switched to Granicus, LLC as of April 1, 2022 for STR permitting.

STR Permits

In order to accommodate submission of STR Applications, you will need to create an account with the Granicus online Portal. 

Once your account has been created, you may then apply for an STR Permit (renewal or new). 

Permit Renewals

Granicus does not have a "renewal" option.  If your permit has recently expired or will expire soon, you will need to submit an STR Application for an STR-Nonconforming Permit as all properties that have obtained an STR Permit prior to April 1, 2022, are considered legal Nonconforming uses or "Grandfathered".  The identification as an STR-Nonconforming Application will allow staff to process the application as a renewal. 

New STR Permits

If you  wish to submit an application for a new STR Permit, you will first need to identify the *type of permit you need to obtain.  

To view the different types of STR uses click here

*Please note that not all STR uses are allowed in all Zoning Districts. To determine the zoning of your property, you may access the interactive Zoning map here

Permit Transfers

Requests for permit transfers must take place within 10 days of the sale of the property.                                **We suggest transferring the STR permit at the same time as transfer of utilities.**                                     The required information, including proof of sale with date and  updated owner/ management contact information can be e-mailed to the STR specialist or the transfer can be made in person. Transfers will require a new inspection.

HOT Remittance 

If you have an active permit (not pending or expired) you should be able to remit HOT through Granicus. If your permit status is anything other than active, please complete the remittance form, available here and email it to Janelle Chapman, She will send you an invoice with a secure online payment link. If you do not wish to remit/pay online, you may mail or drop off your remittance form with a check or money order.

General STR Information

The purpose of the STR Ordinance is to establish regulations for the use of privately owned dwellings as Short Term Rentals, to minimize negative ancillary impact on surrounding properties, and to ensure the collection and payment of Hotel Occupancy Taxes.

A Short-Term Rental Permit must be issued by the City of Fredericksburg authorizing the use of a privately owned dwelling as a Short-Term Rental.

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  1. Jan Musgrove

    STR Specialist
    Phone: (830)990-2028

  2. Shelby Collier

    Associate Planner