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Zoning & Natural Resources
The Zoning and Natural Resources Division is tasked with the provision of services and enforcement of matters related to the City Code.
The Zoning Ordinance regulates matters pertaining to uses permitted in specific zoning districts including: setbacks/yard regulations of principal and accessory structures (including residential and commercial uses), home occupations, livestock and poultry and sign regulations to name a few.
The Zoning Ordinance does not regulate matters such as private deed restrictions, noise and other complaints similar in nature. Private matters are civil matters that must be handled with a private attorney.
Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance
As a regional urban hub, the City of Lynchburg will focus and strive to attract new developments. In the process, the City of Lynchburg aims to conserve land, water, air and other natural resources, while also maximizing the quality of those resources. The City's Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance is one of the regulatory tools that has been adopted to protect the City's natural resources during the development process.
Commonly Used Zoning and Natural Resources Documents
- Stormwater Quality Design Manual
- Adequate Channel Document
- Letter of Zoning Approval
- Fireworks Sale Permit
- Height Elevation Certificate
- Sign Permit Application
- Zoning Ordinance
- Zoning Ordinance Diagnostic