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Albemarle, Va., Code Chptr 18, Sec 5.1.47 (current through Oct. 11, 2017)
Brief Summary
The section of the county's zoning code sets out zoning requirements for parking, stand and yard sizes, and overall market organization for farm sales operations, including farm stands, farm sales, and farmer's markets.
Legal Strategies
Requires something, sets standards.
Expressly allows something.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Distribute, Get
State: Virginia
Jurisdiction Type: County
Jurisdiction Name: Albemarle
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Application for zoning clearance must be approved by the Virginia Dept. of Health (Sec. 5.1.47(a)(1)(2)).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Unclear. Focus of law is on allowing for sales by farmers through farm stands, farm sales, and farmers' markets.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Zoning clearance must be obtained by applicant from the VA Dept. of Transportation (Sec. 5.1.47(a)(1)), zoning administrator to provide written notice of application to state Dept. of Health and approval from both parties (Sec. 5.1.47(a)(2)), county engineer to deign and improve parking locations (Sec. 5.1.47(d)(3)).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Unclear. Chapter 18, Section 31 of the Zoning Code also addresses general administration and enforcement of the zoning code.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Chapter 18 Zoning, Section 5 Supplementary Regulations, 5.1.47 FARM STANDS, FARM SALES AND FARMERS MARKETS. History: (§ 5.1.19, 12-10-80; Ord. 01-18(6), 10-3-01; §5.1.35, Ord. 95-20(3), 10-11-95; § 5.1.36, Ord. 95-20(4), 10-11-95; § 5.1.47, Ord 10-18(4), 5-5-10).