Code of Virginia

Creating a Report: Check the sections you'd like to appear in the report, then use the "Create Report" button at the bottom of the page to generate your report. Once the report is generated you'll then have the option to download it as a pdf, print or email the report.

Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
1/16/2018

Chapter 22. Planning, Subdivision of Land and ZoningRead Chapter

  • Article 1. General ProvisionsRead all
  • § 15.2-2200
    Declaration of legislative intent
    § 15.2-2201
    Definitions
    § 15.2-2202
    Duties of state agencies; electric utilities
    § 15.2-2203
    Existing planning commissions and boards of zoning appeals; validation of plans previously adopted
    § 15.2-2204
    Advertisement of plans, ordinances, etc.; joint public hearings; written notice of certain amendments
    § 15.2-2205
    Additional notice of planning or zoning matters
    § 15.2-2206
    When locality may require applicant to give notice; how given
    § 15.2-2207
    Public notice of juvenile residential care facilities in certain localities
    § 15.2-2208
    Restraining violations of chapter
    § 15.2-2208.1
    Damages for unconstitutional grant or denial by locality of certain permits and approvals
    § 15.2-2209
    Civil penalties for violations of zoning ordinance
    § 15.2-2209.1
    Extension of approvals to address housing crisis
    § 15.2-2209.2
    Public infrastructure maintenance bonds
  • Article 2. Local Planning CommissionsRead all
  • § 15.2-2210
    Creation of local planning commissions; participation in planning district commissions or joint local commissions
    § 15.2-2211
    Cooperation of local planning commissions and other agencies
    § 15.2-2212
    Qualifications, appointment, removal, terms and compensation of members of local planning commissions
    § 15.2-2213
    Advisory members
    § 15.2-2214
    Meetings
    § 15.2-2215
    Quorum majority vote
    § 15.2-2216
    Facilities for holding of meetings and preservation of documents; appropriations for expenses
    § 15.2-2217
    Officers, employees and consultants; expenditures; rules and records; special surveys
    § 15.2-2218
    County planning commission serving as commission of town
    § 15.2-2219
    Joint local planning commissions
    § 15.2-2220
    Duplicate planning commission authorized for certain local governments
    § 15.2-2221
    Duties of commissions
    § 15.2-2222
    Expenditures; gifts and donations
    § 15.2-2222.1
    Coordination of state and local transportation planning
  • Article 3. The Comprehensive PlanRead all
  • § 15.2-2223
    Comprehensive plan to be prepared and adopted; scope and purpose
    § 15.2-2223.1
    Comprehensive plan to include urban development areas
    § 15.2-2223.2
    Comprehensive plan to include coastal resource management guidance
    § 15.2-2223.3
    Comprehensive plan shall incorporate strategies to combat projected sea-level rise and recurrent flooding
    § 15.2-2224
    Surveys and studies to be made in preparation of plan; implementation of plan
    § 15.2-2225
    Notice and hearing on plan; recommendation by local planning commission to governing body; posting of plan on website
    § 15.2-2226
    Adoption or disapproval of plan by governing body
    § 15.2-2227
    Return of plan to local planning commission; resubmission
    § 15.2-2228
    Adoption of parts of plan
    § 15.2-2229
    Amendments
    § 15.2-2230
    Plan to be reviewed at least once every five years
    § 15.2-2230.1
    Public facilities study
    § 15.2-2231
    Inclusion of incorporated towns in county plan; inclusion of adjacent unincorporated territory in municipal plan
    § 15.2-2232
    Legal status of plan
  • Article 4. The Official MapRead all
  • § 15.2-2233
    Maps to be prepared in localities; what map shall show
    § 15.2-2234
    Adoption; filing in office of clerk of court
    § 15.2-2235
    Additions and modifications
    § 15.2-2236
    Periodic review and readoption
    § 15.2-2237
    Consultation with Commonwealth Transportation Board; copies of map and ordinance to be sent to Commonwealth Transportation Board
    § 15.2-2238
    Authority of counties under Article 2 (§ 33.2-705 et seq.) of Chapter 7 not affected
  • Article 5. Capital Improvement ProgramsRead all
  • § 15.2-2239
    Local planning commissions to prepare and submit annually capital improvement programs to governing body or official charged with preparation of budget
  • Article 6. Land Subdivision and DevelopmentRead all
  • § 15.2-2240
    Localities to adopt ordinances regulating subdivision and development of land
    § 15.2-2241
    Mandatory provisions of a subdivision ordinance
    § 15.2-2241.1
    Bonding requirements for the acceptance of dedication for public use of certain facilities
    § 15.2-2242
    Optional provisions of a subdivision ordinance
    § 15.2-2243
    Payment by subdivider of the pro rata share of the cost of certain facilities
    § 15.2-2243.1
    Payment by developer or subdivider
    § 15.2-2244
    Provisions for subdivision of a lot for conveyance to a family member
    § 15.2-2244.1
    Additional method for subdivision of a lot for conveyance to a family member
    § 15.2-2244.2
    Subdivision of a lot of property held in trust for a family member
    § 15.2-2245
    Provisions for periodic partial and final release of certain performance guarantees
    § 15.2-2245.1
    Stormwater management ponds; removal of trees
    § 15.2-2246
    Site plans submitted in accordance with zoning ordinance
    § 15.2-2247
    Applicability of subdivision ordinance to manufactured homes
    § 15.2-2248
    Application of certain municipal subdivision regulations beyond corporate limits of municipality
    § 15.2-2249
    Application of county subdivision regulations in area subject to municipal jurisdiction
    § 15.2-2250
    Disagreement between county and municipality as to regulations
    § 15.2-2251
    Local planning commission shall prepare and recommend ordinance; notice and hearing on ordinance
    § 15.2-2252
    Filing and recording of ordinance and amendments thereto
    § 15.2-2253
    Preparation and adoption of amendments to ordinance
    § 15.2-2254
    Statutory provisions effective after ordinance adopted
    § 15.2-2255
    Administration and enforcement of regulations
    § 15.2-2256
    Procedure to account for fees for common improvements
    § 15.2-2257
    Procedure to modify certain covenants in certain counties [Not set out]
    § 15.2-2258
    Plat of proposed subdivision and site plans to be submitted for approval
    § 15.2-2259
    Local planning commission to act on proposed plat
    § 15.2-2260
    Localities may provide for submission of preliminary subdivision plats; how long valid
    § 15.2-2261
    Recorded plats or final site plans to be valid for not less than five years
    § 15.2-2261.1
    Recorded plat or final site plans; conflicting zoning conditions
    § 15.2-2262
    Requisites of plat
    § 15.2-2263
    Expedited land development review procedure
    § 15.2-2264
    Statement of consent to subdivision; execution; acknowledgment and recordation; notice to commissioner of the revenue or board of real estate assessors
    § 15.2-2265
    Recordation of approved plat as transfer of streets, termination of easements and rights-of-way, etc.
    § 15.2-2266
    Validation of certain plats recorded before January 1, 1975
    § 15.2-2267
    Petition to restrict access to certain public streets
    § 15.2-2268
    Localities not obligated to pay for grading, paving, etc.
    § 15.2-2269
    Plans and specifications for utility fixtures and systems to be submitted for approval
    § 15.2-2270
    Vacation of interests granted to a locality as a condition of site plan approval
    § 15.2-2271
    Vacation of plat before sale of lot therein; ordinance of vacation
    § 15.2-2272
    Vacation of plat after sale of lot
    § 15.2-2273
    Fee for processing application under § 15.2-2271 or § 15.2-2272
    § 15.2-2274
    Effect of vacation under § 15.2-2272
    § 15.2-2275
    Relocation or vacation of boundary lines
    § 15.2-2276
    Duty of clerk when plat vacated
    § 15.2-2277
    Franklin County may require that notice be given to deed grantees of certain disclaimers regarding responsibility for roads; county eligible to have certain streets taken into secondary system [Not set out]
    § 15.2-2278
    Vacating plat of subdivision
    § 15.2-2279
    Ordinances regulating the building of houses and establishing setback lines
  • Article 7. ZoningRead all
  • § 15.2-2280
    Zoning ordinances generally
    § 15.2-2281
    Jurisdiction of localities
    § 15.2-2282
    Regulations to be uniform
    § 15.2-2283
    Purpose of zoning ordinances
    § 15.2-2283.1
    Prohibition of sexual offender treatment office in residentially zoned subdivision
    § 15.2-2284
    Matters to be considered in drawing and applying zoning ordinances and districts
    § 15.2-2285
    Preparation and adoption of zoning ordinance and map and amendments thereto; appeal
    § 15.2-2286
    Permitted provisions in zoning ordinances; amendments; applicant to pay delinquent taxes; penalties
    § 15.2-2286.1
    Provisions for clustering of single-family dwellings so as to preserve open space
    § 15.2-2287
    Localities may require oath regarding property interest of local officials
    § 15.2-2287.1
    Disclosures in land use proceedings
    § 15.2-2288
    Localities may not require a special use permit for certain agricultural activities
    § 15.2-2288.01
    Localities shall not require a special use permit for certain small-scale conversion of biomass to alternative fuel
    § 15.2-2288.1
    Localities may not require a special use permit for certain residential uses
    § 15.2-2288.2
    Localities may not require special use permit for certain temporary structures
    § 15.2-2288.3
    (Effective until January 15, 2018) Licensed farm wineries; local regulation of certain activities
    § 15.2-2288.3
    (Effective January 15, 2018) Licensed farm wineries; local regulation of certain activities
    § 15.2-2288.3:1
    (Effective until January 15, 2018) Limited brewery license; local regulation of certain activities
    § 15.2-2288.3:1
    (Effective January 15, 2018) Limited brewery license; local regulation of certain activities
    § 15.2-2288.3:2
    Limited distiller's license; local regulation of certain activities
    § 15.2-2288.4
    Extension of expiration dates for special use permits
    § 15.2-2288.5
    Meaning of "cemetery" for purposes of zoning
    § 15.2-2288.6
    Agricultural operations; local regulation of certain activities
    § 15.2-2289
    Localities may provide by ordinance for disclosure of real parties in interest
    § 15.2-2290
    Uniform regulations for manufactured housing
    § 15.2-2291
    Assisted living facilities and group homes of eight or fewer; single-family residence
    § 15.2-2292
    Zoning provisions for family day homes
    § 15.2-2292.1
    Zoning provisions for temporary family health care structures
    § 15.2-2293
    Airspace subject to zoning ordinances
    § 15.2-2293.1
    Placement of amateur radio antennas
    § 15.2-2293.2
    Regulation of helicopter use
    § 15.2-2294
    Airport safety zoning
    § 15.2-2295
    Aircraft noise attenuation features in buildings and structures within airport noise zones
    § 15.2-2295.1
    Regulation of mountain ridge construction
    § 15.2-2295.2
    Dam break inundation zones
    § 15.2-2296
    Conditional zoning; declaration of legislative policy and findings; purpose
    § 15.2-2297
    Same; conditions as part of a rezoning or amendment to zoning map
    § 15.2-2298
    Same; additional conditions as a part of rezoning or zoning map amendment in certain high-growth localities
    § 15.2-2299
    Same; enforcement and guarantees
    § 15.2-2300
    Same; records
    § 15.2-2301
    Same; petition for review of decision
    § 15.2-2302
    Same; amendments and variations of conditions
    § 15.2-2303
    Conditional zoning in certain localities
    § 15.2-2303.1
    Development agreements in certain counties
    § 15.2-2303.1:1
    When certain cash proffers collected or accepted
    § 15.2-2303.2
    Proffered cash payments and expenditures
    § 15.2-2303.3
    Cash proffers requested or accepted by a locality
    § 15.2-2303.4
    Provisions applicable to certain conditional rezoning proffers
    § 15.2-2304
    Affordable dwelling unit ordinances in certain localities
    § 15.2-2305
    Affordable dwelling unit ordinances
    § 15.2-2306
    Preservation of historical sites and architectural areas
    § 15.2-2306.1
    Creation of working waterfront development areas
    § 15.2-2307
    Vested rights not impaired; nonconforming uses
    § 15.2-2307.1
    Protection of established commercial fishing operations
    § 15.2-2308
    Boards of zoning appeals to be created; membership, organization, etc.
    § 15.2-2308.1
    Boards of zoning appeals, ex parte communications, proceedings
    § 15.2-2309
    Powers and duties of boards of zoning appeals
    § 15.2-2310
    Applications for special exceptions and variances
    § 15.2-2311
    Appeals to board
    § 15.2-2312
    Procedure on appeal
    § 15.2-2313
    Proceedings to prevent construction of building in violation of zoning ordinance
    § 15.2-2314
    Certiorari to review decision of board
    § 15.2-2315
    Conflict with statutes, local ordinances or regulations
    § 15.2-2316
    Validation of zoning ordinances prior to 1971