by Madison White Franks
KILMARNOCK—Vacation rental property owners who list their properties with services such as Airbnb and VRBO in the Town of Kilmarnock will now be subject to an 8% lodging tax.
On April 17, town council voted 6-0 to allow short term vacation rentals with a conditional use permit in the residential district, R-1; and by right in the residential district, R-2; limited commercial district, C-2; general commercial district, C-1; and the Steptoe’s overlay district.
The planning commission worked for four months on the adopted amendments to define a tourist home as a dwelling in which lodging is provided or offered for compensation for up to 14 persons and is open to transients.
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