19753 Main Street Post Office Box 205,
Buchanan, Virginia 24066
(540) 254 – 1212
Clerk – 254-1212 extension 1
Treasurer – 254-1212 extension 2
Town Manager – 254-1212 extension 3
Downtown Program & Events – 254-1212 extension 4
Utility Department – 254-1212 extension 5
Non Discrimination Statement – This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Town Council Meetings
Town Council Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Town Hall on Main Street. The next regularly scheduled Buchanan Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
Buchanan Town Council Agenda – September 14 2015 (agenda only)
Buchanan Town Council Packet – September 14 2015 (large file)
Town Council Members
left to right top Back row – Larry Hall, Mayor, Ed Tolley, Jane Kneisley and Diane DiPalma,
bottom row left to right – Ardelia Smith, Della Hylton, Sarah Boblett, Vice Mayor
Elections are held every two years on the first Tuesday of November with the general elections. Elected officials are sworn in on January 1st.
Registered Town residents may vote at the Buchanan Elementary School located at 255 Schoolhouse Road.
Planning Commission Meetings
Planning Meetings are held on the first Monday each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Buchanan Town Hall on Main Street. The next Buchanan Planning Commission Meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 5, 2015.
To reach her come by the Buchanan Town Hall, or call 254-1212 ext. 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Zoning & Town Code
Hard Copies are available for viewing at the Buchanan Town Hall and the Buchanan Library.
New Fee Schedule for Land Use Review:
Land Use Request:
- Special Use Permit – $100 + direct ad, mailing and legal fees
- Rezoning – $100 + direct ad, mailing and legal fees
- Variance/Appeal of Zoning Administrator Decision (BZA) – $100 + direct ad, mailing and legal fees
- Zoning Permit – $50
- Home Occupation Zoning Permit – $0.00
- Site Plan – $150 + $10/acre
- Minor Subdivision – 4 or less lots – $75.00
- Major Subdivision – 5+ lots or a new road – $100.00 + $25/lot
- Boundary Line Adjustment – $50.00
- Zoning Verification Letter (formal) – $25.00
Virginia 811 is the “one call” Virginia communications center for excavators, contractors, property owners, and those planning any kind of excavation (digging) or demolition. We notify participating utilities of the upcoming excavation work so they can locate and mark their underground facilities in advance to prevent possible damage to underground utility lines, injury, property damage and service outages.
Calling before you dig is a simple step, but one that can make your construction, planting or home improvement project safer while preventing utility outages that can be inconvenient or even dangerous for your neighbors.
In addition, calling 811 before you dig is the LAW.
You may know us as Virginia Utility Protection Service (VUPS) or Miss Utility of Virginia. We are a non-profit organization functioning for the safety and benefit of everyone in our community. While our name has changed over time, our purpose has remained constant: To keep you, your friends and neighbors safe by helping you avoid buried power, sewer, gas and water lines.
On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the Town of Buchanan dedicated the Buchanan Bicentennial Gazebo commemorating 200 years of history.
The gazebo sits gracefully amongst a planting of cherry trees on the Town Park overlooking the James River.
If you wish to reserve the Gazebo, or, other park structures, please contact the Buchanan Town Hall at 540-254-1212 x4 for availability as well as costs.
Holiday Closings – The Buchanan Town Hall, County Offices and libraries are closed on most major holidays.
Columbus Day – Monday, October 12, 2015
Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 26, 2015
Christmas – Friday, December 25, 2015
For more information, contact
Buchanan Town Hall
(540) 254-1212; 19753 Main Street
Botetourt County Switchboard