Even though a permit to construct a fence is not required, there are height restrictions that must be obeyed. Please contact the Zoning and Natural Resources Division at 455-3900 for more information before erecting your fence.
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You may not allow weeds/grass to grow in excess of 12 inches. If you would like to file a complaint, please call 434-856-2489 (CITY) or visit the Citizens First page.
An accumulation of trash/debris on a property may be a violation of the public nuisance ordinance and must be cleaned up. If you would like to file a complaint, please call 434-856-2489 (CITY) or visit the Citizens First page.
There are different setback requirements for building additions and accessory structures. For more information, please contact the Zoning and Natural Resources Division at 434-455-3900.
There is an application process for getting a handicapped parking space in front of a house. For additional information, email David Pinkstaff or call at 434-455-3931 for more information.
The City only addresses tree complaints when there is an apparent hazard to or from public property. Many tree complaints are considered a private nuisance and must be addressed by the affected private property owners.
Vehicles on private property must have valid state tags, and state inspection and must be in running order. Vehicles on the street are addressed by the Lynchburg Police Department. Please contact us at 434-856-2489 (CITY) or follow this link to Citizens First to file a complaint. Please provide a description of the vehicle and specify whether it is on public or private property.
In general, no more than three unrelated people are allowed to reside in a dwelling unit (apartment, home, trailer, duplex unit, etc.) anywhere within the City limits. There are many different scenarios and each case may be different. Please provide as much description as possible and file a complaint by calling 434-856-2489 (CITY) or visiting the Citizens First page.
There are certain businesses allowed to operate out of a single-household dwelling. If you believe the business might not be allowed, please provide as much information as possible by calling 434-856-2489 (CITY) or visiting the Citizens First page.
If you want to install a sign on your business, there are restrictions for size, height, and number of signs depending on the zoning classification where your business is located. Please contact the Zoning and Natural Resources Division at 434-455-3900 for further information or follow this link to the sign permit application.
Vacant structures are secured by the City if the owner fails to comply. Please file a complaint by calling 434-856-2489 (CITY) or visiting the Citizens First page.
In general, no commercial vehicles can be parked or stored in a residential district. Please file a complaint by calling 34-856-2489 (CITY) or visiting the Citizens First page.
The start of the approval process for obtaining a business license begins with the Zoning and Natural Resources Division. Please visit the Zoning and Natural Resources page for the Business License Zoning Approval form.