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Christiansburg, Virginia, Code § 42-633 (current through Sept. 23, 2017)
Brief Summary
Establishes urban agriculture zoning permit requirement and sets standards for keeping of bees and chickens in all zones. States that gardens used for growing fruits and vegetables do not require a zoning permit and are allowed by right in all zones.
Legal Strategies
Creates an exemption.
Requires something, sets standards.
Reach
Community-wide
Food System Category: Grow
State: Virginia
Jurisdiction Type: Township
Jurisdiction Name: Christiansburg
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?
No.
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?
No.
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?
Yes. Sec. 42-1.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "The town manager or zoning administrator shall have authority to approve urban agriculture zoning permits and may revoke such permits for noncompliance." Sec. 42-663.
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Yes. "Any person, whether as principal, agent, employed or otherwise, violating, or causing or permitting the violation of, any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, may be fined not less than $10.00 nor more than $1,000.00. Such person shall be deemed to be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during which any portion of any violation of this chapter is committed, continued or permitted by such person, and shall be punishable as provided in section 1-11." Sec. 42-14.
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 42-Zoning, Article XXII-Miscellaneous Provisions, Sec. 42-633 Urban Agriculture; Zoning Permit Required. History: Ord. No. 2016-1, 2-23-2016.