Short-Term Rentals

The City of Fredericksburg defines Short-Term Rentals (STRs) as a privately owned dwelling, including but not limited to, a single family dwelling, multiple family attached dwelling, apartment house, condominium, duplex, mobile home, or any portion of such dwellings, rented by the public for consideration, and used for dwelling, lodging, or sleeping purposes for any period less than thirty (30) days.

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.

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 Tax.

  1. David Millegan

    Building Official
    Phone: 830-990-2025

Quick Links:


Until Further Notice: 

For all short term rental permit applications for new or renewal STR permits, you must use the quick link forms found in the links above or use forms found at City Hall, and email to  You may also drop off or mail to the attention of David Millegan, City of Fredericksburg, 126 W. Main St. Fredericksburg TX, 78624.  Be sure to include your $150.00 per unit application fee.  You may also pay the application fee by credit card, in person at City Hall, in the Development Services department, with a completed application and a valid credit card.

City of Fredericksburg Approves Agreement with Avenu Insights & Analytics 

The City of Fredericksburg has approved an agreement with Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) to provide Sales and Use Tax discovery and recovery services, and to administer the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) and Short-term Rental (STR) Ordinances.  Services provided by Avenu will include: Sales and Use Tax review to ensure proper application of Local Sales and Use Tax law; Hotel Occupancy Tax review, recovery, and collections; and processing Short-term Rental applications, renewals, and payments.

Avenu has extensive experience in similar compliance review and administration work throughout the United States and were recently listed in the prestigious GovTech 100 List for the second year in a row.  They have performed similar work for municipalities such as the City of Kerrville, City of Beaumont, City of Houston, City of Dallas, City of El Paso, City of Irving, City of McAllen, and others.

For additional information contact Janelle Chapman (Hotel Occupancy Taxes) or David Millegan (Short-term Rental Permits) at (830)997-7521.