Single-family dwellings; fines for zoning violations related to overcrowding. (HB82)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Zoning violations; overcrowding. Provides for enhanced fines for any conviction resulting from a violation of provisions related to overcrowding of residential dwellings. The bill also authorizes zoning provisions to provide that any conviction resulting from a violation of provisions that prohibit a person from permitting a single-family residential dwelling owned by him to be occupied by any unrelated person who has no legal right to do so or in violation of any of the provisions regulating the number of unrelated persons in single-family residential dwellings shall be punishable by a fine of up to $1,500 for each such unrelated person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/11/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083003616
12/11/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/12/2008Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


This bill mentions Norfolk, Richmond.


Star Womanspirit writes:

It should all be based on numbers and occupants...not whether they are related or not....

If a home is overcrowded it's overcrowded and that should be the only criteria...not whether these are "friends" sharing rent or trying to join together to purchase a home...which is the only way some folks can do it...