The Zoning Administrator is empowered by the Code of Virginia to make official interpretations of Zoning Ordinance requirements. These range from declaring and ordering abatement of a zoning violation, establishing vested rights to a particular use of a property, confirming the rights associated with a nonconforming use or structure, as well as determining how an ordinance provision is interpreted when the provision is unclear.
Occasionally, a property owner will need to request an official zoning determination regarding a use or structure on a property. These requests should be made in writing to the Zoning Administrator and must be specific in the type and nature of the determination sought.
Official Zoning Ordinance Interpretations
Periodically, official interpretations of Zoning Ordinance requirements are necessary to facilitate clear administration of the Ordinance. Below are current official Zoning Ordinance interpretations: