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Contact customer service 804-365-6040 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m or call the automated inspection line 804-365-6036. In addition you may schedule an inspection by visiting the Hanover County Building Inspector's Office
No, but you can contact your inspector the day of your inspection to receive an approximate time for your inspection.
For additional information concerning when a permit is required please contact our office at 804-365-6040. View our various forms and applications for building by viewing documents of the Building Inspector's Office.
- The property owner or lessee of the building - A licensed engineer - An architect, contractor, or subcontractor employed in connection with the prospective work Engineers, architects, contractors, or subcontractors must be licensed to practice in Virginia. If you are not a licensed contractor you need to submit the
The 2018 edition of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC), learn more by visiting the website of the
You can discover additional information from the Virginia State Police
Submit the following in person to the Hanover County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office:
By mail: (Only for renewals)Hanover County Circuit Court ClerkAttention: Civil DivisionP.O. Box 39Hanover, VA 23069
In person:Hanover CourthouseCircuit Court Clerk’s Office2nd Floor7530 County Complex RoadHanover, VA 23069Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Monday - Friday
You can obtain it by visiting: Circuit Court Clerk’s Office Circuit Courthouse 2nd Floor 7530 County Complex Road Hanover, Virginia 23069 Or online by visiting the
Requirements can be found on the Virginia State Police
The clerk’s office will provide notice in writing upon denial of the application of your right to a court hearing and the requirements for perfecting an appeal. Information on appeals can be found in Virginia Code Section 18.2-308.08.
If you have questions about obtaining a marriage license, please contact us at 804-365-6120. You may also be interested in reading the Virginia State Bar pamphlet,
Each attorney, staff member, or governmental employee must complete the OCRA Application and Subscriber Agreement (PDF).
Most Board Meetings are held in the Board room on the first floor of the Administration Building, located at 7516 County Complex Road, at the back of the parking lot. Occasionally the Board will schedule a special meeting at a different location. These meetings are publicized. All of the Board's meetings are open to the public. Board meetings which are held in the Board's meeting room are video streamed on the website.
If you do not know which department is the owner of the records in which you are interested, contact the County Administrator's Office at 804-365-6005, or click the Freedom of Information Act link on the County Administrator's webpage.
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Burn times change throughout the year – and at times you are unable to burn. If there is currently a burn ban in effect, you will be unable to receive a temporary burn permit.
Unless there is a current burn ban in effect please use the following burn times:
a. February 15th – April 30th: Open burning is restricted to the hours of 4:00pm – 12:00 Midnight
b. May 1st – September 30th: Burning is restricted by size. The open burn shall not exceed the size of a Bonfire.
c. October 15th – December 15th: Open burning is restricted to the hours of 4:00pm – 12:00 Midnight
(Click here to find out if you are burning legally)
Bonfire: The term “bonfire” is used to describe an outdoor fire utilized for ceremonial purposes. Bonfires shall not exceed a pile size of five (5) feet by five (5) feet by five (5) feet.
Burning is always prohibited the urban service area unless:
Open burning is permitted in accordance with any restrictions the fire marshal may impose for public safety purposes for bona fide fire services instruction with a permit from the fire marshal; for campfires or other fires used solely for recreational and similar purposes or for outdoor noncommercial preparation of food; for safety flares or for warming of outdoor workers.
Permissible open burning, recreational fires, and use of portable outdoor fireplaces shall be attended at all times by a person eighteen (18) years of age or older and with legal authority by the owner or agent of the property until the fire is extinguished.
The attendant of permissible open burning, recreational fires, and portable outdoor fireplaces shall have a means to extinguish the fire to include but not limited to portable fire extinguishers or fire extinguishing equipment, such as dirt, sand, water barrel, garden hose or water truck.
These are not Prohibited if it is an outdoor fireplace being used in accordance with the manufactures instructions (metal screen on top) and greater than 15 feet from a structure or combustible material.
Also, not Prohibited if it is a recreational fire (warming or cooking) is completely contained within a ring of rocks, cinderblocks, metal ring or similar device and also covered by a ¼” or smaller metal screen.
Recreational fires shall be 25 feet from a structure if the size is 3 feet or less in diameter and 2 feet or less in height.
Constantly attended with adequate means extinguishment.
Recreational fires should be no less than 25 feet from a structure or combustible material.
Bonfires and land clearing shall not be conducted within 50 feet of a structure or combustible material.
The location of the burning shall take place on the premises of private property and shall not be less than 300 feet from any occupied building unless the occupants have given prior permission other than a building located on the property on which the burning is conducted.
For commercial operations, the burning shall be at least five hundred (500) feet from any occupied building other than a building located on the property on which the burning is conducted.
The open burning of garbage and refuse is prohibited, except the open burning of land-clearing refuse in an open pit incinerator on the site of clearing operations resulting from commercial, industrial, or residential development, the construction of roads or highways, railroad tracks, pipelines, and power or communication lines, and agricultural operations, with a permit from the fire marshal. The burning shall be at least three hundred (300) feet from any occupied building other than a building located on the property on which the burning is conducted.
The burning of leaves and tree, yard, and garden trimmings on residential property in the regulated area is allowed only outside the urban service area.
You cannot burn the following:
Construction waste: The term “construction waste” means solid waste which is produced or generated during construction of structures. Construction waste consists of lumber, wire, sheetrock, bricks, shingles, glass, pipes, concrete and metal and plastics if the metal or plastics are a part of the materials of construction or empty containers for such materials. Paints, coatings, solvents, asbestos, any liquid, compressed gases or semi-liquids and garbage are not construction wastes and the disposal of such materials must be in accordance with the regulations of the state waste management board.
Garbage: Solid waste from the domestic and commercial preparation, cooking and disposing of food and from the handling, storage and sale of produce. The term “garbage” also includes rotting animal and vegetable matter.
Hazardous waste: The term “hazardous waste” means refuse or combination of refuse which, because of its quantity, concentration or physical, chemical or infectious characteristics may:
Cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating illness; or
Pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed or otherwise managed.
Household refuse: The term “household refuse” means waste material and trash normally accumulated by a household in the course of ordinary day to day living.
Industrial waste: The term “industrial waste” means all waste generated on the premises of manufacturing and industrial operations such as, but not limited to, those carried on in factories, processing plants, refineries, slaughter houses and steel mills.
Check out our Vendor Information page for more information on how to become a vendor.
Check out our Sponsor information page for more information about current sponsors and how to become a sponsor.
Yes, all tomatoes available for sale at the Hanover Tomato Festival are delivered directly from Rosa's Garden in Mechanicsville and Hanover Vegetable Farm in Ashland.
The event is free to attend, but will have select agriculture, handcraft and artisan vendors as well as delicious Hanover Tomatoes for purchase. It is not guaranteed that all vendors will accept credit cards.
There is no ATM on site.
Yes, we do offer accessible parking and restrooms.
Please keep in mind that this event venue is on turf and covers a significant distance.
The Hanover Tomato Festival strives to provide guests with a safe, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere. All event attendees and park patrons are to abide by the following park rules and event regulations. Those who witness other guests violating these policies should report to the nearest event staff person, volunteer or law enforcement officer.
The following are prohibited on Hanover County park property, including the event field and parking areas for the Hanover Tomato Festival:
The following are prohibited on the event field and parking areas for Hanover Tomato Fest:
Yes, there is no alternate date for the Hanover Tomato Festival.
Be prepared to be outside in hot, sunny weather or humid and rainy weather. We will be here regardless!
Yes. Please keep in mind that all animals must remain on a leash at all times.
The event does have some canine cooling stations with water and dog pools.
No, please keep all motorized vehicles (including but not limited to ATV's, golf carts, and e-bikes) at home. They are not permitted at the event.
Manual bicycles are also not recommended as it will be too crowded to safely maneuver around.
All personal mail to inmates can be sent to:
Pamunkey Regional Jail VAFull name and jacket numberP.O. Box 247Phoenix, MD 21131
Example:Pamunkey Regional Jail VAJohn Smith #50744P.O. Box 247Phoenix, MD 21131
Please ensure that your full name and physical address is supplied in the top left corner of the envelope.
Do not send legal mail to this address, only personal correspondence. Please note: the contents will be scanned, screened, and electronically delivered to the inmate.
Oasis Commissary Services operates the jail commissary. They may be contacted at 804-365-6400, ext. 3102.
You can visit Oasis Commissary at https://pamunkey.jailcanteen.com/ to order commissary items for inmates.
Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted by:
A service fee will apply for all cash and credit/debit card transactions.
All inmate personal mail from family and friends such as letters and pictures will be digitally delivered to the inmate via the tablet. Please send all personal mail to the address below:
Pamunkey Regional Jail VAInmate Name, Inmate Booking NumberP.O. Box 247Phoenix, Maryland 21131
Example:Pamunkey Regional Jail VAJohn Smith #34700P.O. Box 247Phoenix, Maryland 21131
The sender's full name and physical address must have clearly written on the top left corner of the envelope.
Legal mail, packages, and parcels should still continue to be mailed to the facility at the address below:
Inmate Full NameC/O Pamunkey Regional JailP.O. Box 485Hanover, VA 23069
Incoming mail is received Monday through Friday (except holidays). A staff member will deliver incoming mail within 24 hours after receipt.
All incoming mail is scanned to ensure that no contraband enters the facility including:
Download this PDF for help: Video Visit Instructions
Parks and Recreation makes every effort to get the summer information to you as soon as possible. Look for the physical copy of the Hanover Review or the Discover Recreation brochure between the end of March to the middle of April. You can view programs online at:
Picnic shelters are available at the following parks: Courthouse, Hanover Wayside, Montpelier, Poor Farm, Pole Green, Taylor and Washington Lacy. Rental information.
Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parks are open dawn until dusk, with the exception of permitted lighted amenities.
For field closure information and field status, please call our hotline: 804-365-4698
To browse recreation programs and upcoming special events, or to enroll visit:
Picnic shelters are available for rental at the following parks:- Courthouse (1 shelter)- Hanover Wayside (2 shelters)- Montpelier (1 shelter)- Poor Farm (3 shelters)- Pole Green (1 shelter)- Washington Lacy (1 shelter)Picnic shelters may be reserved using our
Zoning regulates the use of property. All property in the county is located within one of several zoning districts, which govern how property may be used. Zoning districts are generally classified for residential, business, or industrial use. The county’s mapping system can be used as a guide to determine the zoning classification of an individual property.
Also, a few systems have plastic filters permitted by the Virginia Department of Health. These systems are also not required to pump-out every 5 years because they routinely require more frequent maintenance. If you have an approved plastic filter, you may submit evidence and request being removed from the program. The Virginia Department of Health does not have a list of systems with approved plastic filters. Regular pumping and maintenance will save you money and protect the environment.
Plastic filters require regular maintenance to keep them from clogging and backing sewage into your home. Routine maintenance typically includes the removal and proper disposal of non-biodegradable solids from the filter and then hosing down the filter over your septic tank to return the filtered solids to the tank for additional treatment. While not mandatory, the Virginia Department of Health still recommends that systems with plastic filters pump have their septic tanks pumped regularly to maintain peak system performance and extend the life of your drainfield.