Town Hall/Government/Zoning & Codes

Town Hall
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 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 Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers. There will be a public hearing at 7:00p.m. on August 10 to hear comments on a new zoning ordinance use – Pet Grooming.
Buchanan Legal Notice of Public Hearings – Ordinance change – Aug 3 and 10 2015

August 2015 Council Meeting Packet

Town Council Members

left002 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

Town Elections
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 Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Town ManaZirkle Headshotger
Town Manager Mary Zirkle welcomes your input.

To reach her come by the Buchanan Town Hall, or call 254-1212 ext. 3, or email

Town Zoning & Town Code

Hard Copies are available for viewing at the Buchanan Town Hall and the Buchanan Library.

Buchanan Zoning Ordinance

Buchanan Town Code 

New Fee Schedule for Land Use Review:

Fee schedule – Adopted – July 13 2015

Land Use Request:

  1. Special Use Permit – $100 + direct ad, mailing and legal fees
  2. Rezoning – $100 + direct ad, mailing and legal fees
  3. Variance/Appeal of Zoning Administrator Decision (BZA) – $100 + direct ad, mailing and legal fees
  4. Zoning Permit – $50
  5. Home Occupation Zoning Permit – $0.00
  6. Site Plan – $150 + $10/acre
  7. Minor Subdivision – 4 or less lots – $75.00
  8. Major Subdivision – 5+ lots or a new road – $100.00 + $25/lot
  9. Boundary Line Adjustment – $50.00
  10. Zoning Verification Letter (formal) – $25.00
  11. Adopted July 13, 2015 by Town Council

Buchanan Bicen100_1386tennial Gazebo

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.

For more information, contact
Buchanan Town Hall
(540) 254-1212; 19753 Main Street

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