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To obtain a dog license you must have the following: - A current certificate of rabies vaccination - Proof the dog has been Sterilized (spayed or neutered) - Cash or a check made payable to County of Louisa
With grim reminders of that fact occurring much too frequently around the state and nation, the Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Transportation Safety Commission established the Child Seat Inspection and Education Program and made this program an integral element of our many community policing initiatives. Our goal is simple, reduce serious or fatal injuries to children by teaching parents and caregivers how to buckle up children the right way every time.
Weekday appointments are available Monday through Friday, 4 to 5 p.m. (except holidays). Other special community outreach events will be published in the Central Virginian. Call 540-967-4589 or 540-223-8348 to make an appointment, the permanent inspection station is located at: Louisa County Rescue Squad 83 Rescue Lane Louisa, VA 23093
For more information, contact Deputy Rob Sarnoski at 540-223-8348 or any School Resource Officer.
By using the Geographic Information System (GIS), you can search for your property's tax map parcel number and zoning from at home or work. You can also use the GIS system when you visit the Community Development Center on the main floor of the Louisa County Office Building.
Any division of land into 3 or more lots is considered a subdivision and will require the development of VDOT specification roads for subdivisions. Health Department and VDOT entrance requirements are also necessary prior to developing property, but these reviews are handled as part of the subdivision plat review process.
This kind of question may also require a meeting with staff, but the information must first be provided to the department in order to schedule a meeting. Community Development staff has meetings on a weekly basis to provide guidance to prospective land developers, but staff cannot effectively provide this assistance without the information needed to research the proposal prior to meeting with a customer.
If you are disturbing more that 10,000 square feet, then you will likely need a land disturbing permit. This requires erosion and sediment control plans that will be reviewed by the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. A land disturbing permit is required by both Louisa County and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The permit allows landowners to lawfully clear, contour, or stockpile areas of dirt, construction, or roadway over 10,000 square foot in size. The penalties for not having, or following, a land disturbing plan can be stiff. County staff will work with you to achieve compliance of these important environmental regulations.
Inspections must be scheduled through the Community Development Center. In addition to calling to schedule an inspection, the County has a software program that allows contractors and owners to request inspections on-line as well as view inspection results. This service helps get inspections scheduled more quickly and without needing to reach us over the busy phones. For more information log into the Building Department website.
Commercial or other non-residential permits follow the same process. The County's response time depends largely on the quality of the plans when they are first submitted and the responsiveness of the applicant in getting any corrections required prior to further review. If the applicant's plans are well done and any needed corrections are made quickly, then the building permit is usually ready to be issued as soon as Health Department approval is received. A site plan may also be needed particularly if your proposed use is commercial, civic, or is expanding the need for parking. Site plans are reviewed simultaneously with other required reviews and, like building plans, can be done quickly if the site plan regulations are met and any needed corrections are completed quickly.
Development that requires a land disturbing permit requires erosion and sediment control plans that are reviewed by the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. This can take a few weeks, but the process runs simultaneously with all of the other required reviews in order to minimize any delays. Conditional Use Permits or Rezoning's will take 90 to 120 days on average. Any subsequent development associated with these applications are contingent on their approval by the Board of Supervisors.
Louisa does not participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Answers to frequently asked questions regarding related concerns are below.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain maps are available online at https://msc.fema.gov/portal. The County’s Geographic Information System (GIS) (https://louisagis.timmons.com) includes an overlay of the FEMA map. Please note that online maps are an approximation only. A surveyor can help you precisely determine floodplain boundaries as they relate to your property.
FEMA recently required localities to adopt updated floodplain ordinances which govern the development and activities which can take place in land classified as floodplain. The updated ordinance would have placed significant additional restrictions in effect. The County’s Board of Supervisors considered the issue over a period of several months in 2016 and worked with FEMA in an effort to reduce the restrictions. Public meetings regarding the issue took place several times (June 6, July 5, September 6, and October 3). Numerous citizens voiced their concerns with errors in the federal floodplain maps as well as opposition to the required changes, which the Board did not elect to adopt.
Private flood insurance is available.
Request a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) from FEMA. This requires a surveyor, who can assist you in the process.
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