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2018 Virginia Residential Code (VRC)
2018 Virginia Construction Code (VCC)
2018 Virginia Existing Building Code (VEBC)
2009 ICC A117.1 - Accessibility Standards
2018 Virginia Energy Conservation Code (VECC)
2018 Virginia Plumbing Code (VPC)
2018 Virginia Mechanical Code
2018 Virginia Fuel Gas Code (VFGC)
2017 National Electric Code (NEC) aka NFPA 70
2018 Virginia Maintenance Code (VMC)
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
2018 International Fire Code (IFC)
We ask for a minimum of 15 business days for any residential project that requires plan review.
You will have six months from the date the permit is issued to begin work. All permits expire after six months of no activity or no inspections.
Required inspections include but are not limited to the following:
Please note that any work which requires more than one re-inspection will be charged a $50 re-inspection fee.
Call our office at 540-942-6628. It is recommended to call at least 48 hours prior to when you need the inspection.
For new construction, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued after all final inspections are completed and approved.
For existing structures, an application for a Certificate of Occupancy will need to be submitted for review and approval along with a floor plan of the structure, a certificate providing determination there are no current violations of the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, and the required fee.
There are several ways to bring something before council:
The best way to bring an issue to council's attention is to contact the City Clerk’s Office at 540-942-6669 or stop by the office at: 503 W. Main St. Suite 208 Waynesboro, VA 22980
The city clerk may be able to address your matter, refer it to the appropriate council person or city manager, or refer it to the appropriate city representative.
The City Council agendas are prepared and distributed on Thursdays before meetings. Copies are provided to council and are available for viewing on the city’s website.
There are a variety of ways to access Council. All Council meetings are open to the public. They are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, unless state or federal holidays alter the schedule. These Monday evening meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to speak must sign the speaker sheet at the entrance to Council chambers at the beginning of the meeting or prior to the start of a public hearing if applicable. Council members do not have offices at City Hall. All Council members are available by phone or email. If you want to make an appointment with a Councilman, contact the Council member directly.
A resolution differs from an ordinance in several ways. A resolution is non-legislative action, is less formal than an ordinance, and deals with matters of a special or temporary character, usually relating to a statement of policy regarding the administrative business of the city. Examples of resolutions recently before the council include a performance contract, a property easement, and endorsing a preservation application.
An ordinance sets out a permanent law that continues in force until the ordinance is repealed. Two readings are required before an ordinance can be finally approved. The first reading occurs when the proposed ordinance is introduced. Staff would generally review the ordinance, provide background, and reason(s) for recommendation. City Council would then generally express their support or opposition, then may move to introduce the ordinance. At a second meeting, staff would bring the ordinance back to council for consideration of adoption.
Appropriation ordinances provide the legal authority under which the municipality allocates money to specific spending activities.
Citizens can participate both virtually and in person. Directions for virtual participation are located here.
By visiting www.waynesboro.va.us under Employment.
It is easy to create an account! Follow these instructions which will walk you through 6 easy steps. You will be asked your basic information: Name, address, phone number, age, gender, and email. We want to know your age and gender because some programs have age limits or are for men or women only. The system will let you know if you are eligible for various programs when you attempt to sign up. We also need an email address. The email will be used to communicate program or facility specific information like a cancellation or a reminder to bring something to a class. We will not sell or utilize this address for any other communications. If you are interested in being on our mailing list you may give us your email address on the main Parks and Rec page under newsflash items.
Please visit the specific facility page located under the Parks & Facilities page for information on that facility including availability. Reservations can be made online from the shelter page. You will need to create an account (follow the prompts). Facility reservations for family reunions, showers, and the like are highly recommended as permitted reservations take precedence over first come, first serve use. Reservations may be made for the current year only. Facilities are reserved using block scheduling. The reservation fee is $40.00 before 2 p.m., $40.00 after 2 p.m. or $75.00 for the day. Payment is required for reservation confirmation. Permits will be emailed or arrangements can be made to pick them up during regular office hours at the Parks and Recreation office.
The assessment / appraisal business is not an exact science. The assessor does not get the opportunity to go in every home when assessments are made. In today's world most people are working when the assessor comes around, therefore, most assessments are based on exterior inspections. The assessor tries to monitor each property so that assessments are fair and equitable and not in excess of market value.
Once the assessments are mailed, you as a property owner have 20 business days to appeal the assessment, by either calling or visiting the Real Estate Assessor's Office. You may speak to an appraiser, review the data used in computing the assessment, and, if necessary, schedule an inspection of the property.
After this, should a dispute still exist, you may appeal to the Board of Equalization. The three-person board, appointed by the Circuit Court, is composed of city property owners. The board may affirm, reduce, or raise the assessment, if in their opinion such adjustments are necessary to equalize the tax burden upon all citizens in the city.
If you are dissatisfied with the board's decision, you may appeal to the Circuit Court. If you have assessment questions please call the Assessor's Office at 540-942-6722.
Yes, you can request a leak adjustment for inside leaks if you can produce a receipt of repair.
Yes. You will be charged the same amount of gallons for sewer as for water.
If we have not received payment by the due date posted on your bill, you will pay a late fee of 5% the total amount of the bill. You will also be charged a final notice fee of $1.50. If payment is not received by the due date posted on the final bill, you will be charged a $40 late payment fee, and service will be disconnected. Amount due and fees must be paid before service is restored. If this full amount is not paid in 30 days, a 1% charge will be added each 30 day period.