Town Code

Town Code is continually changing. The Town of Christiansburg hosts its Town Code on Municode, but it can take time for recent ordinance changes to be updated there. 

To view recent ordinances Town Council has passed, please visit the links below. To view Town Code in its entirety, visit Municode, but please be aware the recent ordinances listed below may not be reflected on Municode yet.

Recent Ordinances

Homestay Ordinance

On Jan. 22, 2019, Christiansburg Town Council passed a homestay ordinance in response to the growing popularity of home-based lodging options. The ordinance – which goes into effect July 1, 2019 – requires Christiansburg residents to obtain an annual permit with the Town to be a homestay host and to register with the finance department to collect and remit the applicable fees and taxes.

The homestay dwelling – which cannot include any accessory structures (i.e. detached garages, converted sheds, etc.) – must be the primary residence of the host, which means the host must live in the dwelling for more than half of the calendar year. There are no limitations on the number of days the host can rent out the dwelling. A safety inspection of the dwelling will be performed by the building and fire departments prior to issuance of a permit for homestay use.

Christiansburg Town Council voted on Feb. 26, 2019, to amend Chapter 18, Finance and Taxation, in regards to homestay uses. The ordinance requires homestay uses to remit the 9% transient lodging tax on behalf of their guests. This would be the same requirement of other establishments providing similar services such as hotels and traditional bed and breakfasts. 

The full homestay ordinance, which lists additional information and regulations, can be found here. For more information on the homestay ordinance or the proposed amendments to the Finance and Taxation ordinance, please contact Andrew Warren, Assistant Town Manager, at 540-382-6128, ext. 1130.

Town Code

Please note that some chapters are labeled Reserved. These chapters are reserved for potential future Town use. 

 Part I - Charter

Part II- Code of Ordinances