Tourism Zone Ordinance
Step 5 in applying for the TDFP is the creation and local adoption of a Tourism Zone.
Tourism Zones are passed by local ordinance and contain both requirements and benefits for existing and new tourism businesses, including lodging, dining, retail, meeting and sports facilities, outdoor recreation areas, theme parks and event venues.
Localities can create a new Tourism Zone during the TDFP application process if one does not exist.
Localities that are interested in creating a Tourism Zone(s) will need to become familiar with: Virginia Code § 58.1-3851. Creation of local tourism zones.
For more information on Tourism Zones, please visit Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Tourism Zone web page.