Recent City Code Amendments

​​​​​​​​The table below lists City Code Amendments approved within the past six months. Amendments will typically be added into the City Code on the Municode web site within two months.​

​Ordinance Amendments​​​Code​Date​​Description​
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3674
SECTION AMENDED:  City Zoning Ordinance Section 241.2
​09/07/21
​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 241.2 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE, PERTAINING TO SHORT TERM RENTALS AND ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3673
​SECTION AMENDED: § 102
​09/07/21
​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 102 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING SHORT TERM RENTAL OVERLAY DISTRICTS – NORTH END AND OCEANFRONT RESORT
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3672
SECTION AMENDED: § 2-20 
​08/17/2021
​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-20 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING THE DATES OF REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS 
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3671
​SECTIONS AMENDED: § 35-158; 35-159; and 35-161
​08/17/2021
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 35-158, 35-159, AND 35-161 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING THE TAX ON TRANSIENTS OBTAINING LODGING
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3670

SECTION AMENDED: § 242.1

​08/17/2021
​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 242.1 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR TATTOO PARLORS AND BODY PIERCING ESTABLISHMENTS NOT TO BE LOCATED WITHIN SIX HUNDRED (600) FEET OF ANOTHER TATTOO PARLOR OR BODY PIERCING ESTABLISHMENT
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3669SECTIONS AMENDED: §§ 10-1 & 10-1.1 08/03/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 10-1 AND 1 10-1.1 OF THE CITY CODE TO MAKE FOUR TEMPORARY POLLING LOCATIONS PERMANENT, MOVE TWO POLLING LOCATIONS, MOVE A SATELLITE ABSENTEE VOTING LOCATION, AND UPDATE THE NAMES OF FOUR BUILDINGS AND TO DIRECT THE CITY ATTORNEY AND VOTER REGISTRAR TO SEEK  PRECLEARANCE FOR SUCH CHANGES
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3668SECTIONS ADDED: City Zoning Ordinance Sections 2300 - 2303 07/13/2021AN ORDINANCE TO ADD ARTICLE 23, CONSISTING OF SECTIONS 2300 THROUGH 2303, (SHORT TERM RENTAL OVERLAY DISTRICTS) TO THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO SHORT TERM RENTALS IN EACH OVERLAY DISTRICT
Adobe PDF iconORD-3667SECTION AMENDED: City Zoning Ordinance Sections 401, 8 501, 601, 901, 1110, 1125, 1501, 1521, 1531 and 2203 and 9 Oceanfront Resort District Form-Based Code Section 5.2 ​07/13/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 401, 501, 601, 901, 1110, 1125, 1501, 1521, 1531 AND 2203 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE AND SECTION 5.2 OF THE OCEANFRONT RESORT DISTRICT FORM-BASED CODE 4 PERTAINING TO THE REQUIREMENTS AND USE OF SHORT TERM RENTALS AND OVERLAYS
Adobe PDF iconORD-3666SECTION AMENDED: § 2-6 ​07/06/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-6 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO THE RESORT ADVISORY COMMISSION
Adobe PDF iconORD-3665SECTION AMENDED:

City Zoning Ordinance 6 Sections 210.2, 212, 215, 216 and 217

​06/15/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 210.2, 212, 215, 216, AND 217 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO SIGNS AND BILLBOARDS
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3664

SECTION AMENDED:

§ 2-20

​06/15/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-20 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING THE LOCATION OF CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3663SECTION AMENDED:

§ 2-83

​06/15/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND § 2-83 OF THE CITY CODE TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A CITY HOLIDAY
Adobe PDF iconORD-3662SECTION AMENDED: § 10-1 ​05/18/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 10-1 OF THE CITY 1 CODE TO CHANGE THE POLLING LOCATION FOR THE 2 LYNNHAVEN PRECINCT
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3661

SECTIONS AMENDED:

§§ 301, 401, 501, 601, 701, 801, 901, 1001, 1501, 1521, 1531, and 2203 of the City Zoning Ordinance §§ 5.2, 5.2.16 and 5.3.17 of the Form Based Code

​05/18/2021

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE SECTIONS 301, 401, 501, 601, 701, 801, 901, 1001, 1501, 1521, 1531, 2203 AND SECTIONS 5.2, 5.2.16 AND 5.3.17 OF THE FORM BASED CODE, OCEANFRONT RESORT DISTRICT PERTAINING TO COMMUNICATION TOWERS, SMALL CELL FACILITIES, BUILDING MOUNTED ANTENNA AND TEMPORARY TOWERS

Adobe PDF iconORD-3660SECTIONS AMENDED:

§§ 207 and 232 of the City Zoning Ordinance

​05/18/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 207 AND 232 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO COMMUNICATION TOWERS
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3659SECTION AMENDED:

§ 232 of the City Zoning 6 Ordinance

05/11/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 232 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO COMMUNICATION 3 TOWERS AND FEES
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3658SECTION AMENDED: § 2-109 05/11/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-109 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO CHANGES IN PAY GENERALLY
Adobe PDF iconORD-3657SECTION AMENDED: § 35-159 05/11/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 35-159 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO THE TAX ON TRANSIENTS OBTAINING LODGING TO EXTEND THE SUNSET OF THE FLAT ROOM RATE
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3656SECTION AMENDED: § 32.5-2 05/11/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO THE EQUIVALENT RESIDENTIAL UNIT (ERU) FEE
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3655SECTIONS AMENDED: §§ 35-64 AND 35-67 05/11/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 35-64 AND 35-67 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO THE EXEMPTION OR DEFERRAL OF REAL ESTATE TAXES FOR ELDERLY OR DISABLED PERSONS
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3654

SECTION AMENDED: §2-385

05/11/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-385 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SHORT TERM RENTAL ZONING PERMIT
Adobe PDF iconORD-3653​SECTION AMENDED: § 2-75 05/04/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-75 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO NONMERIT AND MERIT SERVICE
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3652SECTION AMENDED: §§ 35-144; 35-166; and 35-192 04/20/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 35-144, 35-1 166 AND 35-192 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING THE DELIVERY OF MEALS, TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY, AND ADMISSIONS TAX STATUTORY ASSESSMENT NOTICES
Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3574SECTION AMENDED: § 232 of the City Zoning Ordinance12/11/2018

​​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 232 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO COMMUNICATION TOWERS

*This item was adopted by the Virginia Beach City Council on December 11, 2018. It was never sent to Municode to be codified. Our office is aware that that there are blanks on page 2 where fees are addressed. We will be sending an additional ordinance in May that will incorporate this change. In the meantime, the additional text needs to be amended

Adobe PDF icon​ORD-3651SECTION AMENDED: § 35-42​04/06/2021AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 35-42 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF DISABLED VETERAN PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS
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