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File #: 17-407    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/14/2017 Final action: 6/14/2017
Title: Short Term Lodging Rental Business License Ordinance
Attachments: 1. Attach.A Proposed Ordinance
AGENDA DATE: 6/14/2017

Short Term Lodging Rental Business License Ordinance

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing to consider a proposed ordinance regarding licensing and taxing of short-term lodging rentals

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Walker, Letteri, Kamptner, Herrick, Burrell, Lamb

PRESENTER (S): Betty Burrell


REVIEWED BY: Douglas C. Walker

BACKGROUND: At its March 8, 2017 meeting, the Board expressed its desire to render all residential transient lodging a taxable activity in Albemarle County, and directed staff to accelerate the process of identifying and implementing any necessary changes to the County's tax code and Zoning Ordinance.

County Code ? 8-616 subjects a number of repair, personal, business and amusement services to the business, professions, and occupations licensing and tax ("BPOL") requirements . County Code ? 8-619 subjects the renting of houses and other buildings and properties to the same requirements.

In order to subject short-term lodging rentals to BPOL, staff recommended to the Board at its May 3, 2017 meeting that it consider amending County Code ? 8-616(C) to add short-term lodging rentals to the class of businesses that include hotels and other similar transient lodging, and County Code ? 8-619 to clarify that that section does not apply to short-term lodging rentals. The Board set the proposed ordinance amendments for a public hearing.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Economic Prosperity: Foster an environment that stimulates diversified job creation, capital investments, and tax revenues that support community goals

DISCUSSION: Staff's attached proposals would revise two sections of Chapter 8 (Licenses) of the County Code:

* Sec. 8-616 (C) - BPOL classification for "other lodging facilities" - To add "other [lodging] facilities offering guest rooms rented out for continuous occupancy for fewer than 30 consecutive days" to the "Repair, Personal, and Business ser...

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