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Construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion or demolition of a building or structure, including the installation or altering of any equipment regulated by the USBC.
Change of Occupancy of an existing structure when a new certificate is required by the USBC
Movement of a lot line that increases the hazard to or decreases the level of safety of an existing building or structure.
Removing or disturbing any asbestos containing materials during demolition, alteration, renovation of or additions to buildings or structures.
Ordinary repairs which do not involve any violations of the building code. These include painting, roofing, most glass, most doors, floor covering and porch flooring, repairs to plaster or interior tile and other wall covering, residential cabinets, and wiring and equipment operating under 50 volts.
Detached accessory structures less than 200 sq. ft. NOTE: must be structurally sound and anchored. Zoning permit is still required.
Tents or air supported structure less than 900 sq. ft. and less than 50 persons.
Fences and privacy walls (does not include retaining walls) that do not exceed six feet above finished grade.
Swimming pools meeting all three of the following conditions: less than 200 sq. ft., less than 5,000 gallons capacity and less than 24" deep. Pools that fail to meet any one of these conditions require a permit.
Re-roofing of 1 and 2 family dwellings (roof covering only).
Most wiring and equipment that operates at less than 50 volts. (exceptions)
Replacement of plumbing and electrical fixtures, fittings, appliances, including electric water heaters, fans, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air cleaners, and similar mechanical equipment, doors and windows with that of similar capacity in the same location in most residential uses.
The local probate tax is 3.33 cents (one third of 10 cents) per $100.00 of the estate value at the time of death.
The qualification fee is based on the value of the estate.
Payment is due at time of appointment.
Department of Motor Vehicles
• Requires educational services in an alternate setting as determined by an IEP• Has serious emotional or behavioral concerns• Is at risk of a more restrictive out of home placement• Receives foster care services• Receives services to prevent foster care placement• Is under the supervision of the Court or Department of Juvenile Justice
If traveling east on Electric Road / Route 419 move into the right-hand lane after you pass the intersection of Electric Road and Chaparral. Bernard Drive is the first street on your right after the intersection. The Administration Center will be on your right.
All changes must be made in writing and include a signature of authorization from the voter. Changes may not be made by anybody other than the voter.Changes may not be made over the phone.
All changes must be made in writing and include a signature of authorization from the voter. Corrections may not be made by anybody other than the voter.Corrections may not be made over the phone.
1. Your voter registration card and/or letter provides you with the name and location of your polling place, as well as your federal, state and local election districts.2. You can find your polling location online through the Department of Elections.3. You can contact our office at (540) 772-7500.
If voting absentee by mail: Mail, fax or e-mail your completed application to our office. If voting absentee in person: Bring your completed application to our office. *Please note – if you register to vote in person, you must wait five days before you can vote absentee in person or have your ballot mailed to you.
If you do not have the proper ID with you, you may vote a provisional ballot and present a copy of your ID to the Electoral Board by noon on the Friday after the Election.
You may register to vote and request an absentee ballot using a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). You may fill out this application through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
For questions, please contact one of the following departments:1. Virginia Department of Elections toll Free at 1-800- 552-9745 – TTY: 7712. Federal Voting Assistance Program toll Free at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683) – DSN: 425-1584.
You may also contact our office at (540) 772-7500.
You may have assistance voting on Election Day: Anyone who assists you must do so according to your instructions, without trying to influence your vote. Your assistant is strictly prohibited from telling others how you voted. Please speak to an Officer of Election at your polling location if you wish to have assistance voting.
You may vote curbside on Election Day: If you have a physical disability, or you are 65 years or older, you may vote from your car. You will need to send someone inside the polling place to get an Officer of Election to assist with you with voting curbside.
You may vote absentee before Election Day: Absentee voting begins 45 days before most elections. You may want to consider voting absentee by mail or in person before Election Day to avoid standing in lines. For more information, please visit our Absentee Voting page.
*Once your ballot has been cast, it CANNOT be changed, even if you made a mistake.
The decision of whether to count the provisional vote is made by our local Electoral Board in the days after the Election. If you cast a provisional ballot, you will be given notice of the time and place of the Electoral Board’s meeting, as well as a toll-free number to check the status of your ballot. You have the right to be present when the Electoral Board makes its decision about whether to count your provisional ballot.
*Do NOT write in the name of a candidate who already appears on the ballot, or your vote will NOT be counted.
Remember: 9-1-1 is to be used for emergencies only. For non-emergency police, fire or medical requests, dial (540) 562-3265. For other non-emergencies, consult your telephone directory for the appropriate number for the agency you wish to contact. If you do not have a telephone directory, dial 4-1-1 for directory assistance.
Remember: 9-1-1 is to be used for emergencies only. For non-emergency police, fire, or medical requests, dial (540) 562-3265. For other non-emergencies, consult your telephone directory for the appropriate number for the agency you wish to contact. If you do not have a telephone directory, dial 4-1-1 for directory assistance.
Acuérdese que el 911 es el número para emergencias. Para obtener otra asistencia de la policía, los bomberos, u otras oficinas del condado fuera del horario laboral normal, se puede marcar (540) 562-3265. Para conseguir otro número de teléfono, se puede marcar 411 para asistencia de directorio.
Remember: 9-1-1 is not to be played with! It is for those who truly need it. In all cases, it is vital that you know the address and telephone number you are calling from in order to receive assistance as quickly as possible.
To assist emergency responders to find your house more easily, clearly label your address. County Code Article Six Section 7-81 advises that building numbers shall not be less than three inches in height and shall be made of durable and clearly visible or light-reflecting material. Your address is to be placed to the side, above or on the main entrance door so that the number is plainly visible from the street. If the structure is more than 50 feet from the street or when the entrance is not visible from the street, the number shall be placed at the walk, driveway, or other suitable location that is easily discernible from the street.
- Appalachian Power (AEP) at 1-800-956-4237 to report power outages.
- Western Virginia Water Authority (WVWA) at 540-853-5700 to report water main breaks.
- Roanoke Gas at 540-777-0623 to report gas leaks.
Wellness Area: Children ages 9-11 may use the cardio equipment as long as a parent/guardian is in the facility. Children ages 12-14 may use the cardio and circuit equipment. All children must complete a Youth Equipment Orientation in order to use the Wellness area. Ages 15 and older may use the free weight area on their own. Children younger than the ages specified above are only allowed in the wellness area to walk the track during designated family track times. See more information...
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View the Home Occupation Regulations.
Remember to call Miss Utility before digging at 1-800-552-7001.
Private stables are permitted by right in all agriculturally zoned properties. In the R-1, Low Density Residential District, a private stable is only allowed by a special use permit.
Additional use and design standards for private stables may apply.
Victims of a crime may also contact the Roanoke County Police Records Division at (540) 777-8605 for a copy of a police report. The report must be picked up in person at the police department, please be prepared to show a photo id (Driver's License, U.S. Passport).
After September 15, 2016, Insurance Companies may call the Roanoke Collision Reporting Center at:
Roanoke Collision Reporting Center631 Abney Rd, NWRoanoke, Va. 24012(540) 512-9879Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed Sundays and Holidays
or Insurance companies may go online to www.dmvnow.com to obtain a copy of an accident report.
All invoices must bear the purchase order number or contract number and the "ship to" address; otherwise, they may be returned with subsequent delay in payment. Payment will be made based on the terms of the order or contract upon approval and notification of receipt by the authorized department. Otherwise, our standard term is net 30.
To review available surplus items, please visit the PublicSurplus.com site at www.publicsurplus.com. Select region (Virginia) and agency (County of Roanoke). You will be given the option to review past auctions or current auctions.
If you opt to bid, you must register as a buyer. In order to do that, you need to go to login, 'not already a buyer', and register here. Proceed with filling out your name, phone number, address, and email. You must develop a username and password. You should read the user agreement. You will receive an email with a code to confirm and activate your account. Once the account is activated, you are ready to bid on public surplus.
Should you need further information, please contact: Ann Mendes, Roanoke County Surplus Property Coordinator at (540) 355-1243 or by sending her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the following page for more details: Surplus Property
-Advertised in the Legal section of the Roanoke Times newspaper-Posted on the bulletin board in the Purchasing Division lobby-Purchasing Internet Website
Complete bid documents may be obtained by the following methods:
-Download the document from the website-Reguest by phone at (540-772-2061, extenstion 311-Fax your request to: (540) 561-2827-Email the buyer listed as the contact person for the IFB or RFP-Pick up the documents in person at the Purchasing DivisionFor more information visit Current Bid Opportunities
The RoCo Alert service is provided by Twenty First Century Communications, Inc. under contract to Roanoke County, Virginia. Officials within the Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center can activate RoCo Alert when needed for wide area disasters such as wildfires or storm damage and also for very local alerts for flooding or neighborhood emergencies.
Alternately, you may wish to register your cell phone number to receive notifications at another address, such as your place of business, the address of an elderly parent or grandparent, or the location of your child’s school or caregiver.
Authorized public safety officials create an emergency area based on the location of an event and record a voice, email and/or text message notification. RoCo Alert sends the notification to phone numbers and email addresses assigned to locations within the emergency area.
RoCo Alert uses geomapping technology to create emergency areas, and then calls all the telephone numbers assigned to addresses within those areas. Messages may be based on broad areas or very specific areas, depending on the need for notifications.
If you do not wish to receive collect calls from an inmate, simply refuse to accept the charges or call the jail docket office at (540)283-3145 and request that a block be placed on your phone number.
The offices are located in the back of Court Services building.
Directions from I-81: Exit 140 (Salem/Roanoke College), Thompson Memorial Blvd to East Main Street. Jail & Courthouse Complex is located at the intersection of Thompson Memorial and East Main Street on the right side of the street.
Additional parking can be found across Thompson Memorial Blvd behind the Quickway Food Mart.
Medicaid and FAMIS have different financial and non-financial eligibility requirements. To be eligible for Medicaid or FAMIS, you must meet the financial and non-financial eligibility conditions for that program. Your application is a request for Medical Assistance. Your eligibility will be determined for all appropriate Medical Assistance programs, based on your age, income, financial resources, and other information.
At the current time, we are not selling additional containers from our inventory. However, occasionally, local hardware stores sell containers similar to the ones we use. Residents should be aware that Roanoke County will not repair or replace these purchased containers should they become damaged or lost in the truck. Link to Trash Container Information webpage
During bulk collection, the crews manually place the bulk material in the rearloader in a way that will not damage the packing mechanisms in the truck. In the automated trucks, this is not possible and metals get hung in the packing mechanism and damage the truck. The repairs to the vehicles due to this kind of damage are very expensive.
Cardboard boxes, while not metal or made from a hard material, present their own unique problem. Boxes placed in the container act as a wedge that will not allow the bags to pass through. When the arm squeezes the container, it has to squeeze hard enough to maintain the grip up and over to the hopper. During this procedure, the arms squeeze around the cardboard and hence the wedge. This can even happen with large pizza boxes. In the summer, the wedging is more frequent due to the plastic makeup of the container and the heat from the sun. The containers are more pliable due to heat.
There are many benefits to bagging. The number one benefit is that the neighborhoods and/or streets are cleaner without loose trash blowing around. Drivers will get out and collect bagged trash that may fall out of the container during collection. If the container has loose trash that falls out of the container, the driver is not required to collect it.
During inclement weather, some areas of Roanoke County can only be serviced manually by smaller pickup trucks. Having the trash in bags allows your trash to be picked up in a timely manner.
Bagging trash helps to keep Roanoke County cleaner for all of us to enjoy.
This fee covers the administrative cost of maintaining personal property records. Roanoke County assesses personal property tax on all vehicles that are registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles and garaged in the County of Roanoke as of January 1 of each year. If your vehicle or trailer is assessed taxes for that year, then you are also levied the VLF. Unlike prorated personal property taxes, the VLF is a nonprorated and nonrefundable fee.