Town Hall/Town Council

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.

Legal Notice for Public Hearing

 Notice is hereby given that the Town of Buchanan Planning Commission and Town Council shall hold a joint Public Hearing in the Town Council Chambers on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 7:15pm for the purpose of obtaining views of the citizens of the Town on a request for a B&B at 17749 Main Street as per Buchanan Zoning Section 202 Agricultural District C. Conditional/Special Uses 6. Bed and Breakfast/Inns.  

The Town of Buchanan 

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


Buchanan Town Council012

Current Town Council Members are from left to right in the front row: Ardelia Smith, Vice Mayor Della Hylton, Sarah Boblett, Diane DiPalma, left to right in the back row Mike Burton, Carson Scaggs and Mayor Larry Hall.


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 for an event such as a wedding, 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, May 26, 2014 in honor of Memorial 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