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Zoning Rules by District (2018)

The link above was established under the 2018 Ordinance. We will update to with new rules once the City provides them.

Fredericksburg Zoning Map
Noise Ordinance

Article VI. - Noise and Sound Level Regulation

for Residential Areas -

Nighttime Hours: 10:00 pm to 7:00 am

Outdoor Lighting Ordinance

Requirements set forth in the International Dark Sky Association community guidelines

Water Conservation

Water use is dependent upon what DROUGHT STAGE we are in. Follow link above to stay aware and adjust your watering schedule appropriately.

* Register with Sensus Analytics to monitor the water usage at your propertie(s).

Garbage Collection

Your garbage should be placed at your designated curb location for pickup by 7:00 am. Please make certain the arrow is pointing toward the street (wheels to the curb). If your collection day falls on a holiday, it will be picked up as usual.

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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 Taxes.


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.

Click here to read the STR FAQ's and Fact Sheet provided by city officials.

(AKA Grandfathered)

If your STR property was originally permitted prior to April 1, 2022, and the permit has been maintained, you will fall under the rules lined out in the ordinance below.

2018 Short Term Rental Ordinance

Adopted April 1, 2018 

Ordinances and Regulations
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