Development Ordinances

City Code and Development Ordinances

The following Development Ordinances are listed as appendices to the Virginia Beach City Code:

  • Appendix A - Zoning Ordinance
  • Appendix B - Subdivision Regulations
  • Appendix C - Site Plan Ordinance
  • Appendix D - Stormwater Management
  • Appendix E - Tree Planting, Preservation and Replacement
  • Appendix F - Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance
  • Appendix G - Southern Watersheds Management Ordinance
  • Appendix H - Storm Sewer System Discharge Ordinance
  • Appendix I - Airport Noise Attenuation and Safety Ordinance
  • Appendix J - Agricultural Reserve Program
  • Add Appendix K – Floodplain Ordinance to Ordinance List

Amendments​​ to the City Code are usually included within two months of approval by City Council.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​

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