Vested property rights; nonconforming uses. (SB1139)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vested property rights. Provides that if a structure is one that requires no building permit, and an authorized local government official informs the property owner that the structure will comply with the zoning ordinance, and the owner relies upon the representation and constructs the improvements, a zoning ordinance may provide that the structure is nonconforming but shall not provide that such structure is illegal and subject to removal solely due to such nonconformity. The provisions of the bill are declared to not be deemed retroactive. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102236D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/24/2017Stricken at request of Patron in Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)