The Northampton County has adopted several county ordinances designed to reduce nuisances associated with the following particular code violations: Care of Premises, high weeds and grass, litter, trash and debris, abandoned vehicles, dangerous buildings. Information about these ordinances can be found below, including links to the ordinances themselves. For specific information about each of these code violations or for information on how to acquire an information brochure, please call 678-0443. A full list of Northampton County ordinances can be found at http://www.amlegal.com/codes/client/northampton-county_va/.

Over Grown Grass
High weeds and grass are considered a violation when growth exceeds 12 inches in height on any property within 100 feet of a structure, in all zones except agricultural. (Chapter 94)

Solid Waste
Accumulations of litter, trash and debris on private premises, by their presence, vermin-related and public health concerns often coexist. Such accumulations must be removed by the property owner. (Chapter 50)

Abandoned Vehicles
An abandoned vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle that is wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled, or discarded; or remains inoperative for a continuous period of more than 60 days on private property . The vehicle must be removed from the property, restored to running condition and have current plates and inspection sticker, or be stored in an enclosed structure. (Chapter 92)

Dangerous Structures
Building wall or any other structure which might endanger the public health or safety of other residents of the county is a dangerous structure and shall be repaired, demolished or removed.
(Chapter 94)

To report any violation please contact 757-678-0443 ext. 526.

Staff Information

Susan McGhee

757-678-0443 ext. 541


David Dameron
Zoning Administrator

757-678-0443 ext. 545


John Outten
Building Official

757-678-0445 ext. 525


Kelley Lewis Parks
Planner/GIS Specialist

757-678-0443 ext. 546


Tom Rippon
Code Compliance and Building Inspector

757-678-0445 ext. 526


Development Inspector

757-678-0443 ext. 542

Jennifer Sayers
Permit Technician

757-678-0445 ext. 543


Office Coordinator

757-678-0443 ext. 524


Department of Planning, Permitting & Enforcement
PO Box 538
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Hours of Operation
9 AM - 5 PM