Short Term Rentals


Fill out the attached application and submit it to the Town Office located at 390 Virginia Street, Suite B – or mail it to P.O. Box 179 Urbanna Virginia. If acceptable a permit will be mailed back to the address of the Owner / Agent listed on the application. The short term rental permit is be valid for one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed annually prior to the expiration date. A permit fee of twenty five dollars ($25.00) must accompany the application and subsequent renewal applications.

Restrictions and Requirements you need to remember:

The number of adult (18 years old or older) guests residing in a short-term rental unit shall not exceed the number of permanent bed spaces in the unit. Children under 18 years of age may be accommodated using cots or sleep sofas in common areas and shall not exceed a maximum of four (4) children.

Adequate off street parking for guests must be provided. There shall be a minimum of one parking space per bedroom. If such parking cannot be provided on site, the owner must submit a parking plan indicating how the parking requirement will be met. No on street parking shall be a part of the plan nor is it allowed.

A short term rental shall have no more than two (2) rental contracts during any consecutive seven (7) day period and shall be limited to operating one structure per property.

Interconnected smoke detectors, a fire extinguisher and, where propane is present, carbon monoxide detectors must be installed.

There shall be no outdoor amplified sounds after 10:00 PM or before 10:00 AM

The owner/Agent must post in a conspicuous place within the rental unit a summary of the pertinent town ordinances, a copy of the parking plan if any, trash and waste pick up schedules and emergency telephone numbers, as well as any additional rules the owner/agent has for the tenants.

The owner or agent is responsible for obtaining a business license form and paying the lodging tax to the Town of Urbanna. Additionally the owner or agent shall maintain a registry showing the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all short term rental occupants. The owner/agent must allow the zoning administrator and his/her designee to inspect such registry upon reasonable advanced notice, to verify that the short term rental is being operated in accordance with the all the provisions of the Code of Urbanna.

The owner/agent shall provide proof of liability insurance applicable to the rental activity at registration and renewal at least of at least one million dollars ($1,000,000.) underwritten by insurers acceptable to the town.

Short Term Rental Application

Urbanna Town Code (33.3MB)

Business License Applicaton

Refuse Information

Lodging Tax Form

Short term rental notice to tenants plaquard

Town Administrator

Ted Costin


390 Virginia Street
Suite B
PO Box 179
Urbanna, Virginia 23175

Office: (804) 758-2613

Fax: (804) 758-0389


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