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Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
Chapter 38. Transition of Towns to Cities
12/6/2022

§ 15.2-3812. Effect when town becomes city.

If a town becomes a city under this chapter, then:

1. Its charter, if it has one, shall remain in full force and effect insofar as its provisions do not conflict with this chapter;

2. Its ordinances shall be the ordinances of the city, insofar as they are applicable, until they are repealed by the city;

3. The officers of the town shall be the officers of the city until their successors are elected or appointed and qualify, except as provided in this chapter, and shall discharge the duties and be subject to the penalties imposed by such charter and ordinances and by general law; and

4. Provisions of the town charter in conflict with this title or other provisions of general law shall be repealed thereby.

Code 1950, § 15-83; 1962, c. 623, § 15.1-983; 1979, c. 85; 1997, c. 587.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.