Proposed Regulations for Short Term Rentals in Rural Lexington


In Tuesday’s General Government and Planning Committee, the Rural Land Management Board will present its recommendations for regulations of STRs outside the Urban Service Boundary (USB).

When Lexington passed STR regulations last year, they only pertained to STRs inside the USB. Over the past several months, the Rural Land Management Board has been meeting to develop its own recommendations for how STRs should be managed in rural Fayette County. They are presenting ten recommendations, including:

  • Allowing only self-hosted STRs in rural Fayette County.

  • Requiring all rural STRs to obtain a conditional use permit.

  • Limiting all STRs to two occupants per bedroom.

  • Allowing only one STR unit per property.

  • No more than one STR should be located within a one-mile radius.

You can review the full presentation starting on page 25 of this packet.

The General Government and Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 16th at 1pm in Council Chambers. You can attend in-person or watch live on LexTV.

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