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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 1. Administration
Agency 50. Commission On Local Government
Chapter 20. Organization and Regulations of Procedure
12/1/2021

1VAC50-20-310. Referral to commission of town petition for order establishing annexation rights.

A. Any town unable to reach an agreement with its county as to future annexation rights may, pursuant to § 15.2-3234 of the Code of Virginia, adopt an ordinance petitioning the commission for an order establishing its rights to annex territory in such county. The petition to the commission shall include the terms of a proposed order establishing the town's annexation rights and shall indicate the name, title, address, phone number, and, where available, fax number and email address of the individual who shall serve as the town's principal contact with the commission. Petitions to the commission pursuant to § 15.2-3234 of the Code of Virginia shall also be accompanied by a copy of the ordinance and by a listing of all local governments being served or receiving notice of the town's petition pursuant to subsection C of this section.

B. Any town petitioning the commission under the authority of § 15.2-3234 of the Code of Virginia may submit with the petition as much data, exhibits, documents, or other supporting materials as deemed appropriate; however, the submissions should be fully responsive to all relevant elements of 1VAC50-20-616.

C. Any town petitioning for an order establishing its annexation rights under the authority of § 15.2-3234 of the Code of Virginia shall serve a copy of the petition and ordinance on the Commonwealth's attorney, or the county attorney if there be one, and on the chairman of the board of supervisors of the county whose territory would be affected by the town's proposed annexation order. The town shall also give notice of its petition to all other towns located within the affected county and to each Virginia local government adjoining such county. The service in the county and the notice to other localities shall be accompanied by an annotated listing of all materials submitted to the commission pursuant to subsection B of this section.

D. A county served with a copy of a town's petition pursuant to subsection C of this section shall file its response to such petition with the commission within 60 days after receipt of the service. Any other party receiving notice pursuant to subsection C of this section, may also submit materials to the commission for consideration with respect to the town's petition within 60 days of their receipt of the notice. Responses and submissions to the commission pursuant to this chapter may include data, exhibits, documents, or other materials as the submitting party deems appropriate; however, such responses and submissions should be responsive to all relevant elements of 1VAC50-20-616. Any party submitting materials to the commission for review pursuant to this chapter shall also designate an individual who shall serve as principal contact with the commission and shall furnish the individual's title, address, phone number, and, where available, fax number and email address. Any party submitting materials to the commission pursuant to this chapter shall also provide an annotated listing of the material to the town petitioning the commission.

Statutory Authority

§ 15.2-2903 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR445-01-02 § 3.14, eff. November 1, 1984; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 26, eff. October 4, 2006; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 18, 2018.

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