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.
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Application for zoning clearance must be approved by the Virginia Dept. of Health (Sec. 5.1.47(a)(1)(2)).
Focus of law is on allowing for sales by farmers through farm stands, farm sales, and farmers' markets.
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)).
Chapter 18, Section 31 of the Zoning Code also addresses general administration and enforcement of the zoning code.
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)