Nonconforming use; a wall built on residential property shall be grandfathered as a valid use, etc. (HB2420)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grandfathering certain nonconforming use. Provides that a wall built on residential property shall be grandfathered as a valid nonconforming use, and the wall shall not be subject to removal solely due to such nonconformity, in any instance where (i) a residential property owner sought local government approval prior to 2008 for construction of a wall on the owner's property, (ii) the property owner was informed by a local official that such wall required no permit and that the structure would comply with the zoning ordinance, (iii) the wall was thereafter constructed, (iv) the locality subsequently informed the property owner that the wall was illegal, and (v) such a wall, had it been constructed as described in clauses (ii) and (iii) after 2017, would be considered a valid nonconforming use not subject to removal. Read the Bill »


01/14/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100765D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/14/2019Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2

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