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Planning and Development Review
900 E. Broad St., Room 511
Richmond, VA  23219
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Administrative Division is responsible for managing the Department’s payroll, budget, and IT needs.  Division staff manages special projects including the Department’s Capital Improvement Projects and the Parklet and Façade Improvement programs.  Additionally, staff maintains the City’s Central Address System.

Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rental (STR) is the transient occupancy of a dwelling unit for a period of less than 30 consecutive days. These rentals are often advertised and processed through online platforms and include both the rental of a whole house or only a room or rooms within a house. The ordinance to permit short-term rentals (Ordinance No. 2019-343) was adopted by City Council on June 22, 2020.  The effective date of the ordinance is July 1, 2020.

Click here to learn more about short-term rentals in the City of Richmond.

Parklet Program

The City of Richmond piloted a Parklet Program in May 2016. A parklet is a removable platform made available to the public for recreational use that occupies a portion of a parking lane that is closed to motor vehicle parking. The Department of Public Works (DPW) allows parklets to be installed for three years.

Click here to learn more about the Parklet Program in the City of Richmond.