City of Hampton, Virginia
Ordinance - Zoning Text
22 Lincoln Street
Hampton, VA 23669
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
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:
. . . .
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
(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.
. . . .
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