Short-Term Rentals

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.

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 Tax.

  1. David Millegan

    Building Official
    Phone: 830-990-2025

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Until Further Notice:

For all short term rental permit applications for new or renewal STR permits, you must use the quick link forms found in the links above or use forms found at City Hall, and email to  You may also drop off or mail to the attention of David Millegan, City of Fredericksburg, 126 W. Main St. Fredericksburg TX, 78624.  Be sure to include your $150.00 per unit application fee.  You may also pay the application fee by credit card, in person at City Hall, in the Development Services department, with a completed application and a valid credit card.