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The posting of the City Charter on municode.com is a convenience to the public. The Virginia Legislative Information Service (LIS) posts the City Charter and in the event of a discrepancy between the posting of the City Charter, the version posted by the LIS controls.

​​​​​Through the online Virginia Beach City Code, users can search specific city regulations and ordinances. The link will open a new window to the Municipal Code Corporation (MCC) website where our online City Code is maintained. The left frame lists the chapters and appendices in the City Code. Click the + signs to expand the list or click the title to go to that location in the Code. You can also use the Search feature to find sections of the Code pertaining to a particular subject.

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

Recent Amendments

  • Amendments to the City Code are typically incorporated within two months of approval by the City Council. The recent amendments are maintained on this page for six months.

Date

Ordinance Amendment

Code

Description

Date

May 14, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3771

Code

Section Amended: § 35-182

Description

An ordinance to amend section 35-182 of the City Code to change the dedication for the Tourism Investment Program (TIP) fund and to dedicate a portion of the amusement tax to funding for arts and culture

Date

May 14, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3770

Code

Sections Amended: §§ 35-6; 35-6.1; 35-9; & 35-37

Description

An ordinance to amend sections 35-6, 35-6.1, 35-9 and 35-37 of the City Code related to the date penalties and interest are imposed upon delinquent real estate and personal property tax bills and/or installments

Date

May 14, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3769

Code

Section Amended: §§ 35.3-12

Description

An ordinance to amend City Code section 35.3-12 to extend the sunset provision for the Gills Cove Area Special Services District

Date

May 14, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3768

Code

Section Amended: §§ 31-39

Description

An ordinance to amend section 31-39 of the City Code regarding the waste collection fee to increase the waste collection fee for such services commencing July 1, 2024

Date

May 14, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3767

Code

Section Amended: §§ 35-64 and 35-67

Description

An 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

Date

May 7, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3766

Code

Section Amended: § 10-1

Description

An ordinance to amend section 10-1 of the City Code to provide for the location of the central absentee precinct for the June and November 2024 elections

Date

April 16, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3765

Code

Section Amended: § 21-230

Description

An ordinance to amend Section 21-230 of the city code pertaining to traffic calming

Date

April 16, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3764

Code

Section Amended: § 111 of the City Zoning Ordinance

Description

An ordinance to amend section 111 of the city zoning ordinance pertaining to the definition of terms

Date

March 19, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3763

Code

Sections Amended: § § 23-2.1, 23-17, and 23-18.1

Description

An ordinance to amend sections 23-2.1, 23-17, and 23-18.1 of the city code pertaining to curfews and other restrictions and regulations during civil commotion

Date

March 5, 2024

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3762

Code

Section Amended: § 2-3.1

Description

An ordinance (1) to amend City Code 1 Section 2-3.1 pertaining to the 2 attendance policy for board and 3 commission members; and (2) to amend the 4 final report to city council of the 5 citizens committee on boards and 6 commissions

Date

Dec. 12, 2023

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3761

Code

Sections Amended: §§ 237 and 901

Description

An ordinance to amend sections 237 and 901 of the City Zoning Ordinance pertaining to mini-warehouses

Date

Dec. 12, 2023

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3760

Code

Section Amended: § 1804 of the City Zoning Ordinance

Description

An ordinance to amend Section 1804 of the City Zoning Ordinance pertaining to discretionary development applications

Date

Dec. 6, 2023

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3759

Code

Sections Repealed: §§ 6-41 Through 6-60

Description

An ordinance to repeal Article II of Chapter 6 of the City Code pertaining to the port of Virginia Beach Advisory Commission

Date

Dec. 6, 2023

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3758

Code

Section Repealed: § 2-452

Description

An ordinance to repeal Section 2-452 of the City Code pertaining to the military liaison commission

Date

Dec. 6, 2023

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3757

Code

Section Amended: § 2-451

Description

An ordinance to amend Section 2-451 of the City Code pertaining to boards and commissions

Date

Dec. 6, 2023

Ordinance Amendment

ORD-3756

Code

Section Amended: § 2-5

Description

An ordinance to amend Section 2-5 of the City Code pertaining to the members of the Historic Preservation Commission

Paper and electronic copies of the Virginia Beach City Code and Development Ordinances are available for purchase from the Municipal Code Corporation website or by contacting MCC:

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