Supplemental district regulations for residential chicken keeping (which requires a zoning permit and must comply with other requirements in the code) and residential beekeeping (which also must be done in compliance with other parts of the code). Eggs, honey, etc. produced from chickens and bees may not be sold--may only be used for personal enjoyment.
This policy may correspond to diet-related strategies identified by the County Health Rankings’ What Works for Health tool, including:
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We understand that this information is not comprehensive. It also does not include other important forms of evidence such as community members’ lived experiences and practice-based evidence.
Encourage affordable housing suitable for meeting the current and future housing needs of the county (Sec. 10-1(2)(j)).
"promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the public" (sec. 10-1(2)).
"Protect surface water and groundwater resources", "Provide for the preservation of agricultural and forestal lands and other lands of significance for the protection of natural resources" (sec. 10-1).
"Encourage economic development activities that provide desirable employment and enlarge the tax base" (sec. 10-1).
"This chapter, as adopted and amended, is for the general purpose of promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the public, and to implement the Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan, in accord with the purposes of planning and zoning as set forth in Code of Virginia, § 15.2-2283, as amended." Chapt 10. Sec. 10-1.
See Art VI, Sec. 10-61.
The zoning administrator is responsible for receiving/reviewing applications for zoning permits, issuing permits, etc. Sec. 10-52.
Civil and criminal penalties include a separate set of fines (sec. 10-52(2)).
Chapter 10-Zoning; art. IV-regulations applying to all districts; § 10-41 supplemental district regulations. History: Ord. No. 1999-12, §§ 4-100—4-116, 12-13-99; Ord. No. 2001-08, 6-11-01; Ord. No. 2001-11, 9-24-01; Ord. No. 2003-16, 7-28-03; ORD-FY-07-17, 12-18-06; ORD-FY-10-04, 7-13-09; ORD-FY-11-07, 11-22-10; ORD-FY-11-10, 2-14-11; ORD-FY-13-11, 3-11-13; ORD-FY-14-07, 10-16-13; ORD-FY-14-12, 10-16-13; ORD-FY-14-13, 10-16-13; ORD-FY-16-05, 10-13-15; ORD-FY-17-06 , 9-12-16; ORD-FY-17-08 , 10-11-16.