Town Hall/Government

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

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 14th at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers. There is a Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 7:15 am to hear a request for a B&B at 17749 Main Street. Notice is posted below.

Town Elections002
Elections are held every two years on the first Tuesday of May. Elected officials are sworn in on July 1st.

The Town election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6th. 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

Employment Opportunities;

Town of Buchanan Employment ApplicationTown of Buchanan Application 6-16-14

Town Manager, Town of Buchanan

SALARY: Up to $50,000 DOQ/DOE (+) benefits. (Pop. 1,200) Budget approx. $1.15 million. Town was established in 1811, this will be the town’s first town manager. Located in Northeastern Botetourt County on US 11 between exits 162 and 168 on I-81. The Town Manager will be responsible for the general daily management and operation of the town, including public works, water/wastewater, planning and zoning. This position requires bachelor’s degree in relevant fields and related experience in economic and/or tourism development is desired. Job Description and Application are on the Town of Buchanan’s web-site Submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Town Manager Position, Town of Buchanan, P.O. Box 205, Buchanan, Va. 24066 or email to: All applications held in strictest confidence. Open until filled. EOE

Buchanan Town Council

Current Town Council Members are: Ardelia Smith, Della Hylton, Sarah Boblett Vice Mayor, Diane DiPalma, Jane Kneisley, Ed Tolley and Mayor Larry Hall.

Town Zoning & Town Code (In the process of being installed)

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 Bicentennial Gazebo

On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the Town of Buchanan dedicated the Buchanan Bicentennial Gazebo commemorating 200 years of history. The gazebo sits gracefully on the Town Park amidst a new grove of trees and overlooking the James River.  If you wish to reserve the Gazebo, or, other park structures, please contact the Buchanan Town Hall for availability as well as costs.

Holiday Closings

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

Offices and operations will be closed on;

Monday, September 1, 2014 in honor of Labor Day

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, 2014 – 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