County Attorney  |  Albemarle County Code

The Albemarle County Code is published online as a convenience to citizens and the legal community. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of material published online, the online version of the County Code is not official, and the only official edition of the County Code is the printed version maintained by the County Attorney's Office. The online version of the Code is inclusive through Ordinance No. 19-A.1(1), adopted on 6/5/19.  Please note that the Board of Supervisors may have made amendments, additions, or deletions to the County Code subsequent to the last supplementation of this version of the Code.

County Development and Zoning Regulations - email, or call (434) 296-5832.

County Regulations administered by the Police Department email the Police Department.

To confirm the current version of a County Code chapter or section, please call the Office of the County Attorney at (434) 972-4067 or email the County Attorney's Office.You may also view and search the County Code here.

County Code:

General Index

Development Index

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Chapter 2 Administration

Chapter 3 Agricultural & Forestal Districts

Chapter 4 Animals

Chapter 5 Building Regulations

Chapter 6 Fire Protection

Chapter 7 Health and Safety

Chapter 8 Licenses

Chapter 9 Motor Vehicles & Traffic

Chapter 10 Offenses...Miscellaneous

Chapter 11 Parks & Recreation Facilities

Chapter 12 Regulated Enterprises

Chapter 13 Solid Waste & Recycling

Chapter 14 Subdivision of Land

Chapter 15 Taxation

Chapter 16 Wastewater & Water Systems

Chapter 17 Water Protection

Please click below for Chapter 18 Zoning Sections:

Section 1-Authority, Establishment, Purpose, and
Official Zoning Map

Section 2-Application of Regulations

Section 3-Definitions

Section 4-General Regulations

Section 5-Supplementary Regulations

Section 6-Nonconformities

Section 7-Establishment of Districts

Section 8-Planned Development Districts-Generally

Section 9-Guidelines for Comprehensive Plan Service Areas

Section 10-Rural Areas District, RA

Section 11 - Monticello Historic District, MHD

Section 12-Village Residential - VR

Section 13-Residential - R-1

Section 14-Residential - R-2

Section 15-Residential - R-4

Section 16-Residential - R-6

Section 17-Residential - R-10

Section 18-Residential - R-15

Section 19-Planned Residential Development - PRD

Section 20-Planned Unit Development - PUD

Section 20A-Neighborhood Model - NMD

Section 20B-Downtown Crozet District - DCD

Section 21-Commercial Districts - Generally

Section 22-Commercial - C-1

Section 23-Commercial Office - CO

Section 24-Highway Commercial - HC

Section 25-Planned Development - Shopping Centers - PD-SC

Section 25A Planned Development - Mixed Commercial - PD-MC

Section 26-Industrial Districts - Generally

Section 27-Light Industry - LI

Section 28-Heavy Industry - HI

Section 29-Planned Development-Industrial Park - PD-IP

Section 30-Overlay Districts

Section 31-Administration and Enforcement

Section 32-Site Plan

Section 33-Zoning Text Amendments, Zoning Map Amendments, Special Use Permits and Special Exceptions

Section 34-Board of Zoning Appeals

Section 34A-Architectural Review Board

Section 35-Fees

Section 36-Violations

Appendix A.1- Acquisition of Conservation Easements

General Index

Development Index

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