Ordinance regulating home lodging rentals goes into effect in Christiansburg


A new ordinance has gone into effect in Christiansburg as of July 1.

The homestay ordinance was passed on January 22nd in response to the popularity of home-based lodging, such as Airbnb rentals. The ordinance requires Christiansburg residents to obtain an annual permit to be a homestay host. Residents are also required to register with the finance department for collection of fees and taxes. A safety inspection must also be completed before a permit can be issued.

A town spokesperson tells WFXR that so far, 16 permit applications have been submitted. Seven of those applications have been approved and nine are pending.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form