Rental Program

Lynchburg's Rental Inspections Program

The Lynchburg Residential Rental Inspection Program is for existing rentals and short-term rentals located within the Rental Inspection District.

Additional short-term rental (Airbnb, etc.) fees will apply from the Commissioner of Revenue / Zoning Department.

Residential dwelling and building standards provide protection for citizens and neighborhoods by ensuring sub-standard living conditions are reduced.

In 1993 the City of Lynchburg first adopted the minimum building maintenance and residential rental dwelling standards for properties within the city limits in order to produce thriving, attractive, safe neighborhoods and enhance citizens' quality of life.

Lynchburg has enacted a Good to Go rental program in the rental inspection districts requiring non-owner occupied rental property owners to comply with existing habitable standards. It is assumed, that owners of single or multiple occupied rental properties are Good to Go and are expected to be ready for inspection of all habitable marketed rental dwellings.

Owners and tenants, please review the Rental Resources page, Virginia Tenant Landlord Act (PDF), and the Rental Checklist page.