Zoning & Subdivision Ordinances

Zoning Ordinance

The Current Zoning Ordinance establishes comprehensive zoning regulations for Nelson County and provides for the administration, enforcement, and amendment thereof, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 22, Code of Virginia, (1950) as amended.

Current Nelson Co. Zoning Ord. Eff 060107 Amend 08-09-2022– Editorial

Subdivision OrdinanceThe purpose of the Current Subdivision Ordinance is to establish certain standards and procedures for land subdivision and development in Nelson County, Virginia, as authorized under Title 15.1, Chapter 11, Article 7 of the Code of Virginia, 1950 as amended.

The provisions of this Ordinance are to promote orderly growth, public health, safety, convenience, comfort, prosperity, and general welfare of the community. More specifically, the purposes of these standards and procedures are to facilitate the changes that occur as Nelson County becomes less rural in character as a result of development for residential, business, or industrial purposes, and also to make possible the provision of public services in a safe, adequate and efficient manner.

Nelson County Subdivision Ord. Eff 060107 Amend 05-12-2015


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