Local Forest-Related Ordinances

The following information describes the local forest-related ordinances enacted by Virginia's counties and incorporated cities. For more information on the ordinances in your community, please contact your local government directly.

This information is provided as a public service, and the VDOF does not warrant or guarantee its accuracy. This information is not intended as legal advice.

Don't see it in the list below? Ordinances and minutes for the state of Virginia can also be found at MuniGov.

Counties

  • Albemarle County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Scenic Harvesting)
  • Alleghany County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Scenic Harvesting)
  • Augusta County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • Botetourt County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Buckingham County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • Campbell County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Caroline County. (Erosion and Sediment, Chesapeake Bay)
  • Carroll County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain, Chesapeake Bay, Wetlands)
  • Charles City County. Not available online. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Charlotte County. (Ordinances)
  • Clarke County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Streamside Buffers, Harvesting, Pesticides, Zoning.
  • Craig County. Not available online. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • Culpepper County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Dinwiddie County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Zoning.
  • Fluvanna County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • Frederick County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Giles County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Zoning.
  • Grayson County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Zoning.
  • Halifax County. Zoning.
  • Isle of Wight County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay, Buffers, Floodplain Zoning, Zoning, Other: Not online
  • James City County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Scenic Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay, Harvesting, Pesticides)
  • Loudon County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain, Scenic, Harvesting)
  • Mathews County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain, Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay)
  • Mecklenburg County. Not available online. (Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Middlesex County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain, Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay, Other water-related)
  • Northampton County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain, Wetland, Chesapeake Bay)
  • Northumberland County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain, Wetland, Chesapeake Bay)
  • Page County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • Prince William County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay, Harvesting)
  • Rappahannock County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • Richmond County. Not available online. (Erosion and Sediment, Chesapeake Bay)
  • Rockbridge County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • Shenandoah County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Stream Buffers)
  • Smyth County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Zoning l Other: Not online.
  • Warren County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Scenic, Harvesting, Zoning
  • Wythe County. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain)
  • York County. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Scenic, Wetlands, Chesapeake Bay, Harvesting)

Incorporated Cities

  • Bedford. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Buena Vista. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Zoning Other: Not online.)
  • Colonial Heights. (Erosion and Sediment, Floodplain, Wetland, Chesapeake Bay)
  • Covington. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Lexington. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain, Zoning, Other: Not online.
  • Lynchburg. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)
  • Staunton. (Erosion and Sediment, Fire/Burning, Floodplain)

Last modified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 10:25:01 EST