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 iconORD3463​SECTIONS AMENDED:  §§ 18-32 and 25.1-29/20/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CITY CODE SECTIONS 18-32 AND 25.1-2 PERTAINING TO PRECIOUS METAL PERMITS
Adobe PDF iconORD3462
​SECTION ADDED: Site Plan Ordinance § 1.115 

SECTION AMENDED: Site Plan Ordinance § 4.1 

​9/20/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 4.1 AND TO ADD SECTION 1.115 OF THE SITE PLAN ORDINANCE, PERTAINING TO THE LOWEST FLOOR AND PLAN NOTES IN REGARD TO THE FLOODPLAIN
Adobe PDF iconORD3461​SECTION ADDED: § 35-1698/16/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO ADD SECTION 35-169 TO THE CITY CODE REGARDING TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAXES
Adobe PDF iconORD3460​SECTIONS AMENDED: § 2-459 ​8/16/2016

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-459 and 2-461 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Adobe PDF iconORD3459​​SECTIONS AMENDED: § 10-1​8/16/2016

AN ORDINANCE TO (1) AMEND CITY CODE SECTION 10-1 REGARDING THE POLLING LOCATION FOR THE CREEDS PRECINCT AND TO (2) CHANGE THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN THE RED WING AND OCEANA PRECINCTS

Adobe PDF iconORD3458​SECTIONS AMENDED: Coastal Primary Sand Dune Zoning Ordinance §§ 1601, 1603 & 1605 ​8/16/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 1601, 1603 AND 1605 OF THE COASTAL PRIMARY SAND DUNE ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO A DEFINITION OF SAND MANAGEMENT PERMIT, THE FEE FOR SUCH PERMIT AND THE PLACEMENT OF SIGNS FOR SUCH PERMIT
Adobe PDF iconORD3457​SECTION AMENDED:  § 2-413​8/2/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 2-413 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCIES
Adobe PDF iconORD3456​SECTIONS AMENDED: §§ 2-455 and 2-456​8/2/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-455 AND 2-456 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING THE DEPARTMENT OF AQUARIUM AND MUSEUMS

Adobe PDF iconORD3455

SECTION AMENDED: § 18-114

SECTION ADDED: § 18-114.1

​7/12/2016

​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CITY CODE SECTION 18-114 AND TO ADD SECTION 18-114.1 REGARDING THE BUSINESS LICENSE TAX FOR MARINE CARGO SHIPPING COMPANIES

Adobe PDF iconORD3453SECTION AMENDED:
City Zoning Ordinance § 203 and 204
​6/7/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 203 (b) (5) and SECTION 204 (d) OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO ILLUMINATION ONTO ADJACENT PARCELS​
Adobe PDF iconORD3452​SECTION AMENDED:  § 1-12.1​5/10/2016​An Ordinance to Amend Section 1-12.1 of the City Code Pertaining to the Assessment of Court Costs UPON CIVIL ACTION TO BE UTILIZED for Construction, Maintenance or Renovation of the Virginia Beach Courthouse and Facilities
Adobe PDF iconORD3451​​SECTION AMENDED:  § 18-32, § 27-3​5/10/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CITY CODE SECTIONS 18-32 AND 27-3 TO INCREASE THE PERMIT FEE FOR PAWN AND SECONDHAND PERMITS
Adobe PDF iconORD3450​SECTION AMENDED:  § 2-245,  § 2-246​5/10/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 2-245 AND 2-246 OF THE CITY CODE FOR DEPARTMENT NAME ALTERATION
Adobe PDF iconORD3449​SECTION AMENDED: Stormwater Management Ordinance § 1-3 ​5/3/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 1-3 OF THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE (APPENDIX D) PERTAINING TO THE DEFINITION OF AGREEMENTS IN LIEU OF A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN
​​​​Adobe PDF icon​ORD3448​SECTION AMENDED: § 21-359 ​4/19/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 21-359 OF THE CITY CODE REGARDING PARKING PERMITS IN THE RESORT PERMIT AREA AND TO MAKE RELATED ADJUSTMENTS TO REVENUES
Adobe PDF iconORD3447​​SECTION AMENDED: § 10-1​4/19/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 10-1 OF THE CITY CODE TO RENAME THE POLLING PLACE FOR THE LYNNHAVEN PRECINCT
Adobe PDF iconORD3446​​SECTION AMENDED: City Zoning Ordinance Section 506​4/19/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND REORDAIN SECTION 506, OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE, ADDING A NEW “FIGURE 2 – ROOF DORMER DIAGRAM” 
​​​Adobe PDF iconORD3445​SECTION AMENDED:
City Code Section 33-113.1

Sections Added:  City Code Sections 33-114.4.1 and 33-114.4.2
​4/19/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 33 OF THE CITY CODE BY AMENDING SECTION 33-113.1, PERTAINING TO SUBDIVISION IDENTIFICATION SIGNS, AND ADDING NEW SECTIONS 33-114.4.1, PERTAINING TO ROADSIDE GUIDE SIGNS, AND 33-114.4.2, PERTAINING TO PUBLIC ART SPONSORSHIP SIGNS​
Adobe PDF iconORD3444​SECTION AMENDED:  § 23-22.1​4/19/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 23-22.1 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO POSSESSING AN OPEN CONTAINER OF ALCOHOL IN PUBLIC PLACE
​​​Adobe PDF iconORD3443SECTIONS AMENDED​:
City Code Sections 3-1 and 3-3

Section Added:  City Code Section 3-6

Section Repealed: City Code Section 3-2
​4/19/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 3-1 AND 3-3 OF THE CITY CODE, PERTAINING TO SIGNS AND ADVERTISING DEVICES ON  PUBLIC STREETS, PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY OR OTHER PUBLIC PROPERTY, TO ADD A NEW SECTION 3-6, PERTAINING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SIGNS, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 3-2, PERTAINING TO BILLBOARDS​
​​​Adobe PDF iconORD3442SECTIONS AMENDED​:  City Zoning Ordinance Sections 210, 210.1, 210.2, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 234, 303, 403, 501, 504, 605, 705, 805, 901, 905, 1001, 1005, 1503, 1533, 2210 and  Oceanfront Resort District Form-Based Code Section 6.3

Sections Added:  City Zoning Ordinance Section 210.01
​4/19/2016AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CITY ZONING ORDINANCE SECTIONS 210 (PURPOSE AND INTENT; FINDINGS); 210.1 (SIGN PERMITS); 210.2 (DEFINITIONS); 211 (SIGNS PERMITTED IN ALL DISTRICTS); 212 (PROHIBITED SIGNS); 213 (ILLUMINATION); 214 (SIGN HEIGHT, SETBACK AND LANDSCAPING); 215 (NONCONFORMING SIGNS); 216 (OUTDOOR ADVERTISING STRUCTURES, BILLBOARDS, SIGNBOARDS AND POSTER PANELS); 217 (ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS OF MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL PRICES); 218 (MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT VENUE SIGNS); 234 (HOME OCCUPATION SIGNS); 303 (PRESERVATION DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 403 AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 501 (RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT USE REGULATIONS); 504 (RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 605 (APARTMENT DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 705 (HOTEL DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 805 (OFFICE DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 901 (BUSINESS DISTRICT USE REGULATIONS); 905 (BUSINESS DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 1001 (INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT USE REGULATIONS); 1005 (INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 1503 (RT-1 RESORT TOURIST DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 1533 (RT-4 RESORT TOURIST DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); 2210 (CENTRAL BUSINESS CORE DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); OCEANFRONT RESORT DISTRICT FORM-BASED CODE SECTION 6.3 (OR OCEANFRONT RESORT DISTRICT SIGN REGULATIONS); ADD SECTION 210.01 (GENERAL SIGN REGULATIONS), AND REPEAL SECTIONS 211.1 (ROADSIDE GUIDE SIGNS); 212.1 (REMOVAL OF PROHIBITED SIGNS IN PUBLIC PLACES); 212.2 (MOTOR VEHICLE SIGNS)
​​​​Adobe PDF iconORD3441​​SECTIONS AMENDED​:​City Zoning Ordinance
Sections 111, 501, 801, 901, 1001, 1110, 1125 and ​1421; Oceanfront Resort District Form-Based Code Section 5.2
4/19/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 111, 401, 501, 801, 901, 1001, 1110, 1125 AND 1421 OF THE CITY ZONING ORDINANCE AND SECTION 5.2 OF THE OCEANFRONT RESORT DISTRICT FORM-BASED CODE, AS FOLLOWS:​
​AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM “FAMILY DAY - CARE HOME”;​
DELETING THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM “CHILD-CARE CENTER”;
ADDING A DEFINITION OF THE TERM “DAY-CARE CENTER”;
REPLACING THE TERM “FAMILY CARE HOME” WITH THE TERM “FAMILY DAY-CARE HOME”;
ADDING FAMILY DAY-CARE HOMES AS A CONDITIONAL USE IN THE PD-H1 PLANNED UNIT DISTRICT; AND
ALLOWING DAY-CARE CENTERS AS A PRINCIPAL USE IN ALL APARTMENT AND OFFICE DISTRICTS, THE B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT, B-3 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND B-4 MIXED USE DISTRICT, THE PD-H2 PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, THE RT-3 RESORT TOURIST DISTRICT, THE CBC CENTRAL BUSINESS CORE DISTICT AND IN THE OR OCEANFRONT RESORT DISTRICT AND AS A CONDITIONAL USE IN ALL RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS, THE B-1 NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICT, B-1A LIMITED COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT AND B-4K HISTORIC KEMPSVILLE AREA MIXED USE DISTRICT, THE I-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AND I-2 HEAVY INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS AND THE OR OCEANFRONT RESORT DISTRICT
​​Adobe PDF iconORD3440​​SECTION AMENDED: § 5- 501​4/5/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 5-501 OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO TIME  RESTRICTION FOR TETHERING DOGS
​​​Adobe PDF iconORD3439​SECTION AMENDED: § 25- 3​4/5/2016​​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 25-3  OF THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND  SECOND HAND DEALERS
​​​Adobe PDF iconORD3438​​SECTIONS AMENDED: § 15- 54/5/2016​AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND VIRGINIA BEACH CITY CODE § 15-5 PERTAINING TO HOTEL REGISTRIES
​​​Adobe PDF iconORD3437​​SECTIONS ADDED: § 5- 549​3/15/2016AN ORDINANCE TO ADD SECTION 5-549 TO THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO RESTRICTIONS ON PET SHOP SALES OF DOGS
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