Town Hall/Government/Zoning & Codes

002 Town Hall
(540) 254 – 1212; 19753 Main Street Post Office Box 205, Buchanan, Virginia 24066

Clerk – 254-1212 extension 1

Treasurer – 254-1212 extension 2

Town Manager – 254-1212 extension 3

Downtown Program – 254-1212 extension 4

Water 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 Buchanan Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers.

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, April 6, 2015.

Town Elections002
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 Town Hall located at 19753 Main Street.

Town Council Members left to right top row – Larry Hall, Mayor, Ed Tolley, Jane Kneisley, bottom row left to right – Ardelia Smith, Della Hylton, Sarah Boblett, Vice Mayor

 Mary Zirkle, Town ManaZirkle Headshotger

Town Manager Mary Zirkle welcomes your input.

To reach her drop by the Buchanan Town Hall, or, call 254-1212 extension 3, or, email at

Employment Opportunities;

There are no employment opportunities at this time.

Town Zoning & Town Code

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

Buchanan Zoning Ordinance

Town Code-Buchanan (00070303) (1) 

CHAPTER 21 Tax Code 2 8 12

CHAPTER 22 (as amended 12 11 with surcharges)

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 for availability as well as costs.


Holiday Closings

The Buchanan Town Hall, County Offices and libraries are closed on most major holidays.

The Buchanan Town Hall Offices and operations will be closed on;

Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015

For more information, contact

Buchanan Town Hall
(540) 254-1212; 19753 Main Street

Botetourt County Switchboard


Annual Burn Ban

 The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15, 2015 – the start of spring fire season in Virginia.

Specifically, the 4 p.m. law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials.  However, Botetourt County residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire during this critical period.  Seasonal winds dry out woody and grass fuels that have accumulated over the winter and greatly increase the danger of wildfire.  Outdoor burning at any time should be avoided.

A violation of this law is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine. In addition to the criminal violation, those who allow a fire to escape are liable for the cost of suppressing the fire as well as any damage caused to others’ property.

Detailed information about the 4 p.m. Burning Law can be found on the VDOF website’s Frequently Asked Questions page about Burning and the 4 PM Law

For more information, contact

Botetourt County Department of Emergency Services – 540-473-2098