In the Roanoke County Code, campgrounds are defined as "Facilities providing camping or parking areas and incidental services for travelers in recreational vehicles and/or tents."
The only approved location for living or business purposes for a recreational vehicle is in an approved campground. Any new campground proposed in the AG-1 or AG-3 zoning districts requires a Special Use Permit
and must meet the Use and Design Standards outlined in the Roanoke County Code Section 30-85-9
In addition to local regulations, the Code of Virginia regulates Campgrounds in Chapter 450
. According to section 40, Permits, "No person or persons, directly or indirectly shall conduct, control, manage, operate, or maintain a campground or offer campsites for occupancy within the Commonwealth without first making application for and receiving a valid permit from the Health Commissioner for the operation of said camp."