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Contact the Commissioner of the Revenue.
A certificate of vaccination must accompany license applications. The cost is $5 per individual dog.
For more information, visit the Treasurer's Office page. Treasurer's Office page.
The purchaser is billed each year for a Decal on the 1st half of your annual tax bill. With the purchase of a new or used vehicle, a Permanent Vehicle License Decal must be obtained within 30 days of the sale. To purchase a Permanent Vehicle License Decal, you must present a valid state vehicle registration to the Commissioner of the Revenue to register your vehicle with the county.
New residents to Caroline County must purchase a Permanent Vehicle Decal within 30 days after moving here. Once your vehicle is registered you may purchase your Vehicle Decal from the Treasurer’s Office.
On even-numbered months such as February, April, etc., the BOS will hold only 1 meeting on the 2nd Tuesday.
Work sessions are also scheduled throughout the year as required. All regular meetings are held at the Auditorium of the Community Services Center, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, VA 22514. For more information, contact the County Administrator's Office at 633-5380 or visit their webpage.
The Community Services Center auditorium, conference rooms and gymnasium may be reserved by contacting the Department of Public Works at 804-633-4386. Fees may apply.
For more information, call 804-633-9083 or visit the Voting Registrar page.
For more information, contact the Commissioner's Office.
All applicants must complete a Caroline County employment application available online, or by contacting the County Administrator's Office at 804-633-5380 or via their webpage.
View the Comprehensive Plan online.
The current plan contains several sub-area plans that offer a vision for what future development in certain communities of the County should look like. Current sub-area plans include Ladysmith, Carmel Church, Port Royal, Cedon, Dawn, Chilesburg, Skinker's Neck and Bowling Green/Milford. Many sub-area plans were developed by a committee made up of local residents. Each component was reviewed and approved by the Board of Supervisors following public meetings and public hearings.
Copies of the comprehensive plan may be obtained by contacting the Planning Department at 804-633-4303 or by visiting the Comprehensive Plan page.
The Zoning Ordinance contains text and maps dividing the County into districts, showing the regulations that apply in each district and providing for enforcement, variances, conditional zoning, special exceptions, appeals and penalties. It enables the County to regulate, restrict, permit and prohibit the following in each district:- Areas and dimensions of land, water and air to be occupied by buildings, structures, and uses and courts, yards, and other open spaces to be left unoccupied by uses and structures, including variations in the sizes of lots based on whether public water/sewer systems are available or used- Determine the use of land, buildings & structures and other premises for agricultural, business, industrial, residential, flood plain, and other specific uses- Excavation or mining of soil or other natural resources- Size, height, area, bulk, location, erecting, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, maintenance, razing and removal of structures
For additional information on the Zoning Ordinance, contact the Planning Department at 804-633-4303 or visit their webpage.
The purpose of all zoning and land use regulations is to promote and improve the public health, safety, convenience and welfare.
Caroline County uses a conditional rezoning process. A conditional request proposes to change the existing zoning district classification to another classification, which permits the proposed use.
Additionally, it allows the owner to voluntarily proffer (offer) conditions and/or cash payments which may enhance the proposal, address concerns of nearby property owners and mitigate the fiscal impact of the proposed use. Proffers are similar to covenants, in that they "run" with the land. Once the Board of Supervisors has accepted proffers, however, any changes require a proffer amendment request and public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors.
For more information, visit the Planning Commission page.
The main differences between a special exception/use permit and a rezoning request are that the SEUP is always for a specific use (such as a telecommunications tower or pool hall), and the County can set the conditions for approval of the permit. In a rezoning request, the applicant voluntarily proposes conditions (proffers) that the County can either accept or reject.
Special Exceptions/Use Permits always require a public hearing before the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
For more information, visit the Planning page.
Note: In Lake Land'Or, Lake Caroline, Bridlewood, Tanglewood, Belmont, Ladysmith Village, Pendleton and Caroline Pines, a certified house location plat is required.
You will need to show the exact distance from each property line to the outside walls of the proposed structure(s). You will also need to show the distance between any proposed accessory building/structure and your proposed house location. The use of distances written as 100 feet or more does not meet the drawn to scale requirement and will result in a delay in processing your permit request.
Note: The following cannot be used as an accessory building/structure:- Camper- Mobile/manufactured home- Recreational vehicle- Semi-trailer- Shipping container- Vehicle or portions of a vehicle
For example: R-1 zoning with a minimum lot size of 25,000 square feet (0.57 acres), the maximum size of the accessory building/structure is 7,500 square feet.
However, the principal structure is only 2,000 square feet. Therefore, the maximum size of all accessory buildings/structures is 2,000 square feet.
Business (B-1) and Industrial (M-1) Zoning Districts-for these districts, refer questions to staff via e-mail, voice mail and/or written messages.