Norfolk council votes to approve short-term rental rules

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk city council voted Tuesday allow short-term rentals throughout the city.

The unanimous vote amended the city’s Zoning Ordinance to allow to types of storm-term rentals: vacation and homestay.

Homestay means the owner stays on the property during the rental period. The plan allows a maximum of five bedrooms. The parking requirements must be one space per available bedroom.  

A vacation rental is considered a whole house or unit rental. Parking requirements depend on the type of home or unit being rented. Under both plans, renters are allowed to stay for 30 days or fewer.

Under both plans, up to 10 people could stay in a building or two people per bedroom — whichever is less.

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