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ZONING ORDINANCE
Town of Tappahannock, Virginia

Adopted Sept 13, 2004


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ARTICLE I. PURPOSE AND AUTHORITY
Section 22-1. Authority
Section 22-2. Purpose
Section 22-3. Jurisdiction
Section 22-4. Zoning Districts – Established
Section 22-5. Interpretation
Section 22-6. Severability
Section 22-7. Location and Boundaries of Zones
Section 22-8. Permitted Uses
Section 22-9. Accessory Uses on Vacant Lots
Section 22-10. No Use or Sale of Land or Buildings Except
in Conformity with Chapter Provisions
Section 22-11. Violations and Penalties
Section 22-12. Relationship to Existing Zoning,
Subdivision, and Flood Control Ordinances
Section 22-13. Fees
Section 22-14. Computation of Time
ARTICLE II. BASIC DEFINITIONS AND
INTERPRETATIONS
Section 22-15. Definitions of Basic Words and Terms
Section 22-15.1 General Usage
Section 22.15.2 Interpretations by Zoning Administrator
or Zoning and Code Compliance Officer
Section 22.15.3 Specific Definitions
Section 22-16. Reserved
ARTICLE III ADMINISTRATIVE MECHANISMS
Section 22-17. Appointment and Terms of Planning
Commission Members
Section 22-18. Meetings of the Planning Commission
Section 22-19. Quorum and Voting
Section 22-20. Planning Commission Chairman
Section 22-21. Powers and Duties of Planning Commission
Section 22-22. Advisory Committees
Section 22-23. Appointments and Terms of Board
of Zoning Appeals
Section 22-24. Meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals
Section 22-25. Quorum
Section 22-26. Voting
Section 22-27. Powers and Duties of Board of
Zoning Appeals
Section 22-28. Zoning Administrator
Section 22-29. Powers and Duties of the Zoning
Administrator
Section 22-30. Town Council
ARTICLE IV DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL
Part I Zoning Permits
Section 22-31. Permits Required
Section 22-32. Severability
Section 22-33. Time Limits for Zoning Permits
Section 22-34. Permit Application Requirements
and Procedures
Section 22-35. Certificate of Occupancy
Section 22-36. Inspection And Supervision
During Installation
Section 22-37. Who May Submit Permit Applications
Section 22-38. Applications To Be Complete
Section 22-39. Staff Consultation Before Formal Application
Section 22-40. Staff Consultation After Application
Submitted
Section 22-41. Authorizing Use Or Occupancy Before
Completion Of Development
Under Zoning Permit
Section 22-42. Completing Developments In Phases
Section 22-43. Expiration Of Permits
Section 22-44. Effect Of Permit On Successors And Assigns
Section 22-45. Amendments To And Modifications
Of Permits
Section 22-46. Reconsideration Of Board of
Zoning Appeals Action
Section 22-47. Maintenance Of Common Areas,
and Facilities
Section 22-48. Records of Zoning Administrators
Section 22-49. Structures And Uses To Be As Provided
In Zoning Permits, Plans, and
Certificates of Occupancy
Part II Special Exception Permits
Section 22-50. Intent
Section 22-51. Initiation of Special Exceptions
Section 22-52. Application for Special Exception
Section 22-53. Hearing on Application
Section 22-54. Authorization
Section 22-55. Standards – General
Section 22-56. Effect of Denial of a Special Exception
Section 22-57. Complaints
Section 22-58. Revocation
Section 22-59. Standards for Specific Special Exceptions
ARTICLE V APPEALS, VARIANCES,
INTERPRETATIONS
Section 22-60. Appeals
Section 22-61. Variances
Section 22-62. Interpretations
Section 22-63. Requests To Be Heard Expeditiously
Section 22-64. Burden of Proof in Appeals and Variances
Section 22-65. Board of Zoning Appeals Action on
Appeals and Variances
ARTICLE VI HEARING PROCEDURES FOR
APPEALS AND APPLICATIONS
Section 22-66. Hearing Required on Appeals
and Applications
Section 22-67. Notice of Hearing
Section 22-68. Evidence
ARTICLE VII ENFORCEMENT AND REVIEW 58
Section 22-72. Complaints Regarding Violations
Section 22-73. Persons Liable
Section 22-74. Procedures Upon Discovery of Violations
Section 22-75. Penalties and Remedies for Violations
Section 22-76. Permit Revocation
Section 22-77. Judicial Review
ARTICLE VIII NONCONFORMING USES
Section 22-78. Effective Date of Chapter
Section 22-79. Continuation
Section 22-80. Repairs and Maintenance
Section 22-81. Changes in District Boundaries
Section 22-82. Expansion or Enlargement
Section 22-83. Nonconforming Lots
Section 22-84. Restoration or Replacement
ARTICLE IX ZONING DISTRICTS AND ZONING MAP
Part I. Zoning Districts
Section 22-85. Districts Established
Section 22-86. Residential Districts
Section 22-87. Commercial/Business Districts
Section 22-88. Industrial District
Section 22-89. Planned Development Districts
Section 22-90. Floating Zones
Part II Special Overlay District - Chesapeake Bay
Preservation (CBPA) Overlay District
Section 22-91. Title
Section 22-92. Findings of Fact
Section 22-93. Purpose and Intent
Section 22-94. Areas of Applicability
Section 22-95. Use Regulations
Section 22-96. Lot Size
Section 22-97. Required Conditions
Section 22-98. Conflict with other Regulations
Section 22-99. Determining Resource Protection
Area Boundaries
Section 22-100. Performance Standards
Section 22-101. Water Quality Impact Assessment
Section 22-102. Plan of Development
Section 22-103. Administrative Waivers (Reserved)
Section 22-104. Nonconforming Uses and Waivers
Section 22-105. Exemptions
Section 22-106. Exceptions
Part III Special Overlay District -
Airport Overlay District
Section 22-107. Title
Section 22-108. Purpose and Intent
Section 22-109. Airport Safety Zones
Section 22-110. Airport Safety Zone Height Limitations
Section 22-111. Nonconforming Uses
Section 22.112. Permits
Part IV. Zoning Map
Section 22-113. Identification of Official Zoning Map
Section 22-114. Amendment of Official Zoning Map
Section 22-115. Unauthorized Changes
Section 22-116. Replacement of Official Zoning Map
Section 22-117. Interpretation of District Boundaries
Section 22-118. Amendments to the Official Zoning Map
ARTICLE X PERMISSIBLE USES
Section 22-119. Use of the Designations P and SE in the
Table of Permissible Uses
Section 22-120. Permissible Uses and Specific Exclusions
Section 22-121. Accessory Uses
Section 22-122. Permissible Uses Not Requiring Permits
Section 22-123. Change in Use
Section 22-124. Combination Uses
Section 22-125. Permissible Uses Tables
ARTICLE XI SUPPLEMENTARY USE REGULATIONS
Section 22-126. Animal Boarding Places - Kennels
and Veterinary Hospitals (5.02.300)
Section 22-127. Antenna or Tower - greater than
50 feet in height and associated
substation (4.06.300)
Section 22-128. Boardinghouses, Bed and Breakfasts,
Country Inns (3.04.100)
Section 22-129. Child or Elderly Day Care Centers (3.03.220)
Section 22-130. Flea or Open Air Market (6.01.300)
Section 22-131. Golf Courses and Country Clubs (4.02.220)
Section 22-132. Golf Driving Ranges, Par 3 Golf and
Miniature Golf Courses,
Skateboard Parks, Waterslides,
Batting Cages, and Similar Uses (4.02.230)
Section 22-133. Group Residential Facility for
Housing Exceptional People (3.03.100)
Section 22-134. Home Occupations (5.01.117)
Section 22-135. Hotels and Motels (3.04.200)
Section 22-136. Manufactured Home Park (MH-1)
Standards (3.01.200 and 3.01.300)
Section 22-137. Mini-warehouses (7.02.230)
Section 22-138. Nursing/Elderly Care Homes (3.03.410)
Section 22-139. Pet shops (6.01.112)
Section 22-140. Primary Residence with Accessory
Apartment (3.01.500)
Section 22-141. Public Utility Buildings and Public
Utility Structures (4.06.200)
Section 22-142. Retail Establishments in an
Office Building (6.01.114)
Section 22-143. Residential Structures -
Multi-family Conversion (3.02.400)
Section 22-144. Residential Structures -
Multi-family Structures (3.02.100)
Section 22-145. Residential Structures -
Townhouses (3.02.200)
Section 22-146. Satellite Dish (4.07.000)
Section 22-147. Shop for furniture construction, finishing,
refinishing, and assembly (7.01.210)
Section 22-147.1 Tattoo Parlors and Schools - Body Piercing (5.01.110)
ARTICLE XII PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS
Section 22-148. Intent
Section 22-149. Conditions
Section 22-150. Contents of a General Development Plan
Section 22-151. Types of Planned Developments
Section 22-152. Administrative Procedures for Planned
Developments
Section 22-153. Residential Mixed Use Development (RMX)
Section 22-154. Planned Business Park District (B-P)
ARTICLE XIII DENSITY AND DIMENSIONAL
REGULATIONS
Section 22-155. Minimum Lot Size
Section 22-156. Residential Density
Section 22-157. Minimum Lot Widths
Section 22-158. Building Setback Requirements
Section 22-159. Accessory Building Requirements
Section 22-160. Building Height Limitations
Section 22-161. Cluster Subdivisions
Section 22-162. Schedule of Zone Regulations
ARTICLE XIV RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
AND OPEN SPACE
Section 22-163. Recreational Facilities Required
Section 22-164. Recreational Facilities: Purpose
and Standards
Section 22-165. Provision of Common Open Space
Section 22-166. Open Space Requirement – Ownership
Section 22-167. Management of Common Open
Space Property
Section 22-168. Bond for Improvements
Section 22-169. Homeowners Associations
Section 22-170. Flexibility in Administration Authorized
ARTICLE XV UTILITIES
Section 22-171. Utility Ownership and Easement Rights
Section 22-172. Underground Utilities
Section 22-173. Utilities To Be Consistent With Internal
and External Development
Section 22-174. Electric Service
Section 22-175. Lighting Requirements
Section 22-176. Lighting Standards Guidelines
Section 22-177. Sites For and Screening of Dumpsters
ARTICLE XVI SIGNS
Section 22-178. Effective Date
Section 22-179. Permit Required for Signs
Section 22-180. Signs Excluded From Regulation
Section 22-181. Certain Temporary Signs: Permit
Exemptions and Additional Regulations
Section 22-182. Determining the Number of Signs
Section 22-183. Computation of Sign Area
Section 22-184. Total Building Sign Surface Area
Section 22-185. Freestanding Sign Surface Area
Section 22-186. Number of Freestanding Signs
Section 22-187. Subdivision and Multi-Family
Entrance Signs
Section 22-188. Location and Height Requirements
Section 22-189. Sign Illumination and Signs
Containing Lights
Section 22-190. Miscellaneous Restrictions and Prohibitions
Section 22-191. Maintenance of Signs
Section 22-192. Unlawful Cutting of Trees or Shrubs
Section 22-193. Nonconforming Signs
Section 22-194. Exception for Historic, Unique, or
Visually Significant Signs
Section 22-195. Signs to Be Used on Parcels of
Commercial or Business Park Property
with Multiple Uses.
Section 22-196. Maximum Total Sign Area by Zoning District
Section 22-197. Permitted Signs by Type and Zoning District
Section 22-198. Reserved
ARTICLE XVII PARKING
Part I Parking
Section 22-199. Number of Parking Spaces Required
Section 22-200. Flexibility in Administration Required
Section 22-201. Parking Space Dimensions
Section 22-202. Required Widths of Parking Area Aisles
and Driveways
Section 22-203. General Design Requirements
Section 22-204. Vehicle Accommodation Area Surfaces
Section 22-205. Joint Use of Required Parking Spaces
Section 22-206. Satellite Parking
Section 22-207. Special Provisions For Lots With
Existing Buildings
Section 22-208. Loading and Unloading Areas
Section 22-209. Parking facilities for the Physically
Handicapped
Part II Landscaping of Parking Facilities
Section 22-210. Intent
Section 22-211. Sites Affected
Section 22-212. Perimeter Landscaping
Section 22-213. Interior Landscaping for Parking Lots
ARTICLE XVIII SCREENING AND SHADING
Part I Buffers
Section 22-213. Purpose
Section 22-214. Location of Bufferyards
Section 22-215. Determination of Required Bufferyard
Section 22-216. Responsibility for Bufferyards
Section 22-217. Tables of Required Bufferyards
Section 22-218. Bufferyard Requirements
Section 22-219. Bufferyard Use
Section 22-220. Ownership of Bufferyards
Part II Shading
Section 22-221. Town Findings and Declaration of
Policy: Shade Trees
Section 22-222. Required Trees Along Dedicated Streets
Section 22-223. Shade Trees in Parking Areas
ARTICLE XIX AMENDMENTS
Section 22-223. Procedure for Amendments or
District Changes
Section 22-224. General
Section 22-225. Initiation of Zoning Amendments
Section 22-226. Contents of Application
Section 22-227. Planning CommissionReview and
Recommendation
Section 22-228. Town Council Action
Section 22-229. Amendments for Floating Zones
ARTICLE XX HISTORIC OVERLAY ZONE
Special Section Historic Overlay Zoning Ordinance PDF 51 KB
Section 22-230. Purpose
Section 22-231. Definitions
Section 22-232. Power to Establish
Section 22-233. Structural and Site Standards Specifications
Section 22-234. Permitted Uses
Section 22-235. Designation of Historic Overlay Zones
Section 22-236. Procedures for Petition for Designation or Removal
Section 22-237. Outside Consultation Permitted
Section 22-238. Powers and Duties of the Commission
Section 22-239. Historic Overlay Zoning Permits
Section 22-240. Criteria for Review of Application and Permits for Alterations to Designated Historic Overlay Zones
Section 22-241. Action on Applications for Historic Overlay Zoning Permits
Section 22-242 to Section 22-250 Reserved