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Code of Virginia
Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns
8/5/2020

Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns (2020 Updates)

  • Subtitle I. General Provisions; Charters; Other Forms and Organization of Counties
  • Chapter 1. General Provisions
    • § 15.2-110
      Authority to require approval by common interest community association
      § 15.2-111
      Rescheduling or continuing meetings for weather
  • Chapter 7. County Manager Plan of Government
    • Article 2. General Powers; County Manager Plan
    • § 15.2-705
      Election of members of board; filling vacancies
      § 15.2-705.1
      Instant runoff voting
      § 15.2-737
      Tenant relocation payments
      § 15.2-741
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Regulation of child-care services and facilities in certain counties
      § 15.2-741
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Regulation of child-care services and facilities in certain counties
  • Chapter 8. Urban County Executive Form of Government
    • Article 2. Departments and Commissions
    • § 15.2-826
      Department of finance; director; general duties
      § 15.2-835
      Department and board of social services
    • Article 3. Human Rights
    • § 15.2-853
      Commission on human rights; human rights ordinance
      § 15.2-854
      Investigations
  • Subtitle II. Powers of Local Government
  • Chapter 9. General Powers of Local Governments
    • Article 1. Public Health and Safety; Nuisances
    • § 15.2-901
      Locality may provide for removal or disposal of trash, cutting of grass, weeds, and running bamboo; penalty in certain counties; penalty
      § 15.2-907
      Authority to require removal, repair, etc., of buildings and other structures harboring illegal drug use or other criminal activity
      § 15.2-907.1
      Authority to require removal, repair, etc., of buildings that are declared to be derelict; civil penalty
      § 15.2-912.3
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Regulation of dance halls by counties, cities and towns
      § 15.2-912.3
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Regulation of dance halls by counties, cities, and towns
      § 15.2-914
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Regulation of child-care services and facilities in certain counties and cities
      § 15.2-914
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Regulation of child-care services and facilities in certain counties and cities
      § 15.2-915
      Control of firearms; applicability to authorities and local governmental agencies
      § 15.2-915.2
      Regulation of transportation of a loaded rifle or shotgun
      § 15.2-915.5
      Disposition of firearms acquired by localities
      § 15.2-922
      Smoke alarms in certain buildings
      § 15.2-926.3
      (Effective until January 1, 2021) Local regulation of certain aircraft
      § 15.2-926.3
      (Effective January 1, 2021) Local regulation of certain aircraft
    • Article 5. Additional Powers
    • § 15.2-953
      Donations to charitable institutions and associations, volunteer and nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, etc.
      § 15.2-958.3
      Financing clean energy, resiliency, and stormwater management programs
      § 15.2-965
      Human rights ordinances and commissions
      § 15.2-965.2
      Enhancement of micro-business participation in local procurement
      § 15.2-979
      Notice of sale under deed of trust
      § 15.2-983
      Creation of registry for short-term rental of property
      § 15.2-984
      Adoption of flood plain ordinances
      § 15.2-985
      Disposition of abandoned shopping carts; unauthorized possession; penalties
  • Chapter 11. Powers of Cities and Towns
    • Article 2. Additional Powers of Cities and Towns
    • § 15.2-1127
      Vacant building registration; civil penalty
      § 15.2-1131
      Establishment of personnel system for city administrative officials and employees
  • Chapter 14. Governing Bodies of Localities
    • Article 2. Meetings of Governing Bodies
    • § 15.2-1416
      Regular meetings
    • Article 3. Presiding Officers and Vacancies in Certain Offices
    • § 15.2-1422
      Electing a chairman and vice-chairman or a mayor and vice-mayor
  • Chapter 15. Local Government Personnel, Qualification for Office, Bonds, Dual Office Holding and Certain Local Government Officers
    • Article 1. General Provisions for Certain Officers and Employees
    • § 15.2-1500.1
      Employment discrimination prohibited; sexual orientation or gender identity
      § 15.2-1505.3
      Localities prohibited from inquiring about arrests, charges, or convictions on employment applications; exceptions
      § 15.2-1507
      Provision of grievance procedure; training programs
      § 15.2-1512.5
      Authority of local government employees to issue summonses for misdemeanor violations of certain local ordinances
    • Article 3. Insurance and Legal Defense
    • § 15.2-1517
      Insurance for employees and retired employees of localities and other local governmental entities; participation by certain volunteers
  • Chapter 16. Local Constitutional Officers, Courthouses and Supplies
    • Article 1. Local Constitutional Officers, Courthouses and Supplies
    • § 15.2-1604
      Appointment of deputies and employment of employees; discriminatory practices by certain officers; civil penalty
    • Article 3. Sheriff
    • § 15.2-1609.10
      Prohibited practices; collection of data
      § 15.2-1615
      Sheriff to deposit funds, keep account of receipts and disbursements, keep books open for inspection
    • Article 4. Attorney for the Commonwealth
    • § 15.2-1627
      Duties of attorneys for the Commonwealth and their assistants
      § 15.2-1627.4
      Coordination of multidisciplinary response to sexual assault
    • Article 8. Courthouses
    • § 15.2-1638.1
      Administrative assistants in offices of circuit court judges who are employees of a locality
      § 15.2-1646
      Certification of result to board of supervisors; procuring land and buildings; relocation to contiguous or nearby land
  • Chapter 17. Police and Public Order
    • Article 1. General Provisions
    • § 15.2-1719
      Disposal of unclaimed property in possession of sheriff or police
      § 15.2-1721
      Disposal of unclaimed firearms or other weapons in possession of sheriff or police
      § 15.2-1722.1
      Prohibited practices; collection of data
      § 15.2-1723.1
      Body-worn camera system
    • Article 2. Interjurisdictional Law-Enforcement Authority and Agreements
    • § 15.2-1724
      Police and other officers may be sent beyond territorial limits
  • Chapter 18. Buildings, Monuments and Lands Generally
    • Article 1. Purchase, Sale, Etc., of Real Property
    • § 15.2-1800.3
      Sale of certain property by locality to adjoining landowners
  • Chapter 20. Streets and Alleys
    • Article 3. Encroachments on Rights-of-Way, Etc
    • § 15.2-2009.1
      Dangerous roadside vegetation
      § 15.2-2011
      Localities may permit existing encroachments
    • Article 5. Miscellaneous
    • § 15.2-2024
      Numbers to be displayed on buildings
  • Chapter 21. Franchises; Sale and Lease of Certain Municipal Public Property; Public Utilities
    • Article 2. General Provisions for Public Utilities
    • § 15.2-2119.2
      Discounted fees and charges for certain low-income, elderly, or disabled customers
    • Article 7. Miscellaneous Services, Etc., in Certain Localities
    • § 15.2-2159
      Fee for solid waste disposal by counties
  • Chapter 22. Planning, Subdivision of Land and Zoning
    • Article 1. General Provisions
    • § 15.2-2204
      (Effective until July 1, 2022) Advertisement of plans, ordinances, etc.; joint public hearings; written notice of certain amendments
      § 15.2-2204
      (Effective July 1, 2022) Advertisement of plans, ordinances, etc.; joint public hearings; written notice of certain amendments
    • Article 6. Land Subdivision and Development
    • § 15.2-2243
      Payment by subdivider of the pro rata share of the cost of certain facilities
      § 15.2-2257
      Procedure to modify certain covenants in Shenandoah County
      § 15.2-2261
      Recorded plats or final site plans to be valid for not less than five years
    • Article 7. Zoning
    • § 15.2-2283.1
      Prohibition of sexual offender treatment office in residentially zoned subdivision
      § 15.2-2286
      Permitted provisions in zoning ordinances; amendments; applicant to pay delinquent taxes; penalties
      § 15.2-2288.3
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Licensed farm wineries; local regulation of certain activities
      § 15.2-2288.3
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Licensed farm wineries; local regulation of certain activities
      § 15.2-2288.3:1
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Limited brewery license; local regulation of certain activities
      § 15.2-2288.3:1
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Limited brewery license; local regulation of certain activities
      § 15.2-2288.3:2
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Limited distiller's license; local regulation of certain activities
      § 15.2-2288.3:2
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Limited distiller's license; local regulation of certain activities
      § 15.2-2288.7
      Local regulation of solar facilities
      § 15.2-2288.8
      Special exceptions for solar photovoltaic projects
      § 15.2-2292
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Zoning provisions for family day homes
      § 15.2-2292
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Zoning provisions for family day homes
      § 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
      § 15.2-2303
      Conditional zoning in certain localities
      § 15.2-2304
      Affordable dwelling unit ordinances in certain localities
      § 15.2-2305.1
      Affordable housing dwelling unit ordinances
      § 15.2-2308
      Boards of zoning appeals to be created; membership, organization, etc.
      § 15.2-2314
      Certiorari to review decision of board
    • Article 7.2. Zoning for Wireless Communications Infrastructure
    • § 15.2-2316.4:2
      Application reviews
    • Article 7.3. Siting of Solar Energy Facilities
    • § 15.2-2316.6
      Siting of solar facilities in economically disadvantaged localities
      § 15.2-2316.7
      Negotiations; siting agreement
      § 15.2-2316.8
      Powers of host localities
      § 15.2-2316.9
      Effect of executed siting agreement; land use approval
  • Chapter 24.2. Virginia Broadband Infrastructure Loan Fund
  • Chapter 25. Budgets, Audits and Reports
    • § 15.2-2510
      Comparative report of local government revenues and expenditures
      § 15.2-2511
      Audit of local government records, etc.; Auditor of Public Accounts; audit of shortages; civil penalty
  • Chapter 28.2. Virginia Indoor Clean Air Act
    • Article 2. Statewide Regulation of Smoking
    • § 15.2-2824
      (Effective until July 1, 2021) Prohibitions on smoking generally; penalty for violation
      § 15.2-2824
      (Effective July 1, 2021) Prohibitions on smoking generally; penalty for violation
      § 15.2-2825
      Smoking in restaurants prohibited; exceptions; posting of signs; penalty for violation
  • Subtitle IV. Other Governmental Entities
  • Chapter 49. Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act
  • Chapter 51. Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act
    • Article 3. Functions of Authorities
    • § 15.2-5113
      Members of authority board; chief administrative or executive officer
  • Chapter 53.1. Southwest Virginia Health Authority
    • § 15.2-5385
      Chapter supplemental; application of other laws; consent of local governing bodies or other agencies not required
  • Chapter 54.1. Virginia Wireless Service Authorities Act
    • § 15.2-5431.10
      Members of authority board; chief administrative or executive officer
  • Chapter 59.2. Virginia Beach Sports or Entertainment Project
  • Chapter 63. Authorities for Development of Former Federal Areas
    • § 15.2-6314.1
      Applicability of the Virginia Personnel Act and the Virginia Public Procurement Act
  • Chapter 75. Land Bank Entities Act
    • § 15.2-7500
      Definitions
      § 15.2-7502
      Public hearing required prior to creation or designation of a land bank entity
      § 15.2-7505
      Financial interests of board members and employees prohibited
      § 15.2-7512
      Designation of planning district commission or existing nonprofit entities to carry out the functions of a land bank entity