Legislation # 13-0313 Enactment Number Z13-23
Type Ordinance - Zoning Text Effective Date none
Introduction Date 8/14/2013
Title Ordinance to Amend and Re-enact Chapter 1 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia Entitled “Zones and General Provisions” by Amending Section 1-13 Pertaining to Fence and Wall Regulations.
 
Legislation History 13-0313
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
8/27/2013 Enactment Number Z13-23
8/14/2013 Adopted
8/14/2013 Held Public Hearing - there were no speakers on this item.
8/5/2013 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 13-0313

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Zoning Text

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 13-0313

 

Enactment Number: Z13-23

 

Ordinance to Amend and Re-enact Chapter 1 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia Entitled Zones and General Provisions by Amending Section 1-13 Pertaining to Fence and Wall Regulations.

 

Whereas, the public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practice so require;

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia that Chapter 1 of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Hampton, Virginia, be amended and re-enacted as follows:

 

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Sec. 1-13. - Fence and wall regulations.

(a) In any residential district, a fence, screen, or wall, or a hedge or thick growth of shrubs or trees may be located and maintained in required yards provided that the height of any such permitted feature not exceed six (6) feet in side or rear yards, and four (4) feet in front yards, or such lesser height as may be prescribed by law. This provision shall not be interpreted to prohibit the erection of an open-mesh type fence enclosing any school or playground site, or landscape features such as trees, shrubs, flowers, or plants, provided they do not produce a hedge effect contrary to the provisions of section 1-13 above. The use of electrified fences is prohibited except as set forth in section 24-40 of the Hampton City Code.

(b) A fence, screen, wall, hedge, or thick growth of shrubs or trees may be located in any zoning district on vacant property owned by the City of Hampton or a political subdivision of the commonwealth.

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Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on August 14, 2013.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council