County Attorney’s Office
101-D Mounts Bay Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
P.O. Box 8784
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Hours of Operation
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Sources for Private Legal Representation:
Virginia Lawyers Referral Service: 1-800-552-7977
Peninsula Legal Aid: Williamsburg Office
County Code Supplement No. 23
Contains all Ordinances adopted by the Board between July 1, 2007 through October 31, 2007
7A-18 - July 10, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 3, Animal Control, by renaming Chapter 3, Animal Laws; by repealing Sections 3-1 through 3-86; and replacing them with new Sections 3-1 through 3-61.
31A-227 - July 10, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 24, Zoning, by amending Article V, Districts, by adding Division 16, Public Land District, PL, Section 24-535, Statement of intent; Section 24-535.1, Permitted uses; Section 24-535.2, Uses permitted by special use permit only; Section 24-535.3, Area requirements; Section 24-535.4, Setback requirements; Section 24-535.5, Minimum lot width; Section 24-535.6, Yard regulations; Section 24-535.7, Special provisions for corner lots; Section 24-535.8, Special provisions for the modification of area, setback, lot width, or yard requirements; Section 24-535.9, Height limits; Section 24-535.10, Sign regulations; and Section 24-535.11, BMP requirements.
55A-37 - July 10, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 2, Administration, by amending Article IV, Officers and Employees, Division 1, Generally, Section 2-15.2, Homeownership grants for county employees.
56A-14 - September 11, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 15, Offenses - Miscellaneous, by amending Section 15-34, Weapons- Firearms not to be carried, or in vehicle, when loaded; enforcement provisions; Section 15-35, Carrying concealed weapons; and Section 15-36, Discharge of firearms, etc., in certain areas; exceptions
208A-1 - September 25, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 18A, Stormwater Management, by adding Article I, Illicit Discharge, Section 18A-20, Purpose; Section 18A-21, Definitions; Section 18A-22, Prohibitions; Section 18A23, Penalties; Section 18A-24, Civil charges; and Section 18A-25, Inspections and monitoring.
31A-228 - September 25, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 24, Zoning, by amending Article I, In General, Section 24-2, Definitions; and by amending Article VI, Overlay Districts, Division 3, Floodplain Area Regulations, Section 24-586, Statement of intent; Section 24-588, Compliance and liability; Section 24-589, Definitions; Section 24-590, Designation of floodplain districts; Section 24-591, Official map; Section 24-596, Regulations for subdivisions and site plans; Section 24-600, Regulations for filling in flood fringe and approximated floodplain districts; and Section 24-602, Existing structures in floodplain districts.
31A-229 - September 25, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 24, Zoning, by amending Article V, Districts, Division 12, General Industrial District, M-2, Section 24-436, Permitted uses.
31A-230 - October 9, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 24, Zoning, by amending Article I, In General, Section 24-16, Proffer of conditions.
107A-52 - October 9, 2007
Amends and reordains Chapter 20, Taxation, by amending Article I, In General, Section 20-4, Assessment of new buildings and computation of tax thereon; when penalty accrues for nonpayment; Section 20-7.1, Land use assessment; and Section 20-7.2, Refund of levies erroneously paid; by amending Article II, Exemption of Certain Persons from Real Estate Taxes, Section 20-10, Qualifications for exemption; and Section 20-11, Amount of exemption; Article VI. Real Estate Assessment, Section 20-27, Annual assessment and reassessment of real estate; Section 20-27.1, When real property taxes due and payable; and Section 20-28, Deadline for appeal of assessment to department of real estate assessment and board of equalization.
65A-6 - October 23, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 22, Wetlands, by amending Article II, Use Permits, Section 22-4, Required for certain activities; application generally; fee; Section 22-5, Applications, maps, documents to be open to public inspection; and Section 22-7, Wetlands board action.
66A-59 - October 23, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 13, Motor Vehicles and Traffic, by adding Article IV, Designation of Public Highways for Golf Cart or Utility Vehicle Use, Section 13-60, Use of golf carts or utility vehicles on public highways; Section 13-61, Definitions; Section 13-62, Designation of public highways for golf cart and utility vehicle operations; Section 13-63, Limitations on golf cart and utility vehicle operations on designated public highways; Section 13-64, Application procedure; Section 13-65, Penalty; and Section 13-66, Revocation of designation.
66A-60** - October 23, 2007 - Approved the use of golf carts and utility vehicles on designated streets in the Chickahominy Haven neighborhood.
208A-2 - November 27, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 18A, Stormwater Management, by renumbering Article I, Illicit Discharge as Article II, Illicit Discharge; by naming code Section 18A-1 through Section 18A-19 as new Article I, In General; by amending Section 18A-6, Assessment, billing and payment, interest, liens.
107A-53 - December 11, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 20, Taxation, by amending Article IV, Transient Lodging Tax, Section 20-14, Tax levied.
183A-4 - December 11, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 23, Chesapeake Bay Preservation, by amending Section 23-9, Performance standards.
194A-1 - December 11, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 16A, Purchase of Development Rights Program, by amending Section 16A-4, Definitions; Section 16A-6, Purchase of development rights committee established; powers and duties; Section 16A-9, Ranking system; and Section 16A-10, Conservation easement terms and conditions.
31A-231 - December 11, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 24, Zoning, by amending Article I, In General, Section 24-2, Definitions.
31A-232 - December 11, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 24, Zoning, by amending Article V, Districts, Division 2, General Agricultural District, A-1, Section 24-218, Height limits; Division 3, Limited Residential District, R-1, Section 24-240, Height limits; Division 4, General Residential District, R-2, Section 24-261, Height limits; Division 5, Residential Planned Community District, R-4, Section 24-293, Height limits; Division 6, Multifamily Residential District, R-5, Section 24-314, Requirements for improvements and design; Division 7, Low-Density Residential District, R-6, Section 24-335, Height Limits; Division 8, Rural Residential District, R-8, Section 24-354, Height limits; Division 9, Limited Business District, LB, Section 24-375, Height limits and height limitation waivers; Division 10, General Business District, B-1, Section 24-397, Height limits and height limitation waivers; Division 14, Planned Unit Development Districts, Section 24-496, Height and spacing of structures; Division 15, Mixed-Use, MU, Section 24-525, Height of structures; Division 16, Public Land District, PL, Section 24-535.9, Height limits.
31A-233 - December 11, 2007 - Amends and reordains Chapter 24, Zoning, by amending Article VI, Overlay Districts, Division 1, Residential Cluster Development, Section 24-554, Review and approval process.
** A stand alone ordinance. Does not get published in the Code Book.