Laws & Codes
- Where can I find the Code of Virginia and the Henrico County Code on the Internet?
- What county law regulates smoking in buildings?
- Curfew Laws
- What is the noise ordinance and how do I get it enforced?
- Can I get the name of the person who complained that I am violating the Henrico County Code?
Where can I find the Code of Virginia and the Henrico County Code on the Internet?
The full and searchable text of the Code of Virginia is available on the website maintained by the General Assembly of Virginia at http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+cod+TOC.
The full text of the Henrico County Code is available online: Henrico County Code.
- Does Henrico have a curfew law?
See Henrico County Code Chapter 13 “Offenses”: 151 through 153, available at the County Library branches or at here (PDF).
- What is the curfew for juveniles?
Generally, it is unlawful for any minor 16 years of age and under to remain on any road, street, avenue, alley, park or other public place in the county between the hours of 11 p.m. and daylight of the following day unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody and control of such minor. However, the Curfew Code does not prohibit children under 16 years of age from attending places of religious worship or meetings held by or under the auspices of the public schools or Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or other like organizations unaccompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person.
What is the noise ordinance and how do I get it enforced?
The County’s Noise Ordinance is found in Chapter 10 of the Henrico County Code (PDF). The ordinance prohibits “unreasonably loud, disturbing, and unnecessary noise” and gives several examples. It does not guarantee that citizens will not be disturbed by noise from time to time.
To try to get the ordinance enforced, call the Police Non-emergency number at (804) 501-5000. However, if the police do not observe the problem, you may need to provide a county magistrate evidence of the problem. More information can be found in the Division of Police’s Community Resource Guide (PDF).
Can I get the name of the person who complained that I am violating the Henrico County Code?
Henrico County enforces the county code on both complaint basis and on a proactive basis as inspectors observe violations. When violation allegations are received or violations observed, the county investigates the complaint and requests voluntary compliance if a violation exists.
Violations of the Henrico County Code are criminal acts classified as misdemeanors. The Virginia Freedom of Information Act permits government bodies to exempt from disclosure information concerning the identity of complainants in a criminal investigation. The county does not release the names of complainants.