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Northumberland County, VA
 
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 45.
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area — See Ch. 54.
Dance halls — See Ch. 58.
Erosion and sedimentation control — See Ch. 64.
Precious metals and gems — See Ch. 109.
Septic systems — See Ch. 118.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 128.
Zoning — See Ch. 148.
Type
Fee
Zoning permit fees
Site plan
$50.00
Environmental site assessment
$75.00
Erosion and sediment control, per square foot of land disturbance
$30.00
Delineation by Administrator
$50.00
Landscape plan
$50.00
Stormwater management plan
If infiltration structure required
$100.00
If detention structure required
$200.00
Water Quality Assessment
Minor
$100.00
Major
$200.00
Zoning permit
$40.00
Nonconforming use and development waiver
$50.00
Subdivision fees
$50.00 per plat and $5.00 per lot
Building permit fees
Square footage fee (including double-wide)
$0.08
Commercial
$0.03
Remodel/repair
$20 + $2m
Permit renewal
$50.00
Chimney/flue
$25.00
Mobile home/travel trailer
$100.00
Swimming pool
$50.00
Reinspections
$50.00
Levy (on all the above)[2]
2% of total
Mechanical permit fees
$30.00
Commercial
$30 + $1m
Levy[3]
2% of total
Electrical permit fees
$30.00
Commercial
$30 + $1m
Levy[4]
2% of total
Plumbing permit fees:
$30.00
Commercial
$30 + $1m
Levy[5]
2% of total
Ordinance fees
Zoning Ordinance
$25.00
Subdivision Ordinance
$15.00
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance
$15.00
Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance
$15.00
Board fees
Conditional use permit
$150.00
Special exceptions permit
$300.00
Special exceptions permit (boathouse)
$300.00
Exception to Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance
$300.00
Subdivision variance
$300.00
Request for Change in Zoning District Classification
$400.00
Wetlands application
$200.00
Appeal to Board on Plan Denial
$300.00
Zoning Variance, Board of Zoning Appeals
$300.00
Land disturbing fees
Per 10,000 square feet of land disturbance
$30.00
Private, noncommercial pier fees
$50.00
Septic and well fees
Septic
$125.00
Repair
N/C
Well
$40.00
Copies, per page
$0.50
Building permit reports
Per month
$5.00
Per year
$50.00
After-the-fact permits
$150.00 + triple fees
Dance hall permit
[Amended 3-13-2008; 12-15-2016]
Single event permit
$150.00
Annual permit
$500.00
Bad check
$20.00
4% on credit card payment fee
Assessment to file civil action
$4.00
Delinquent tax collection fee (See also § 68-2.)
[Amended 6-12-2003; 5-9-2019]
$30.00
Application fee for precious metal license
$200.00
Changing street name
$500.00
E-911 fee, per month per telephone line
$1.05
Court fee, per each criminal or traffic case in the Northumberland County Circuit Court, Northumberland County General District Court, and Northumberland County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court in which a person is convicted of a violation of any statute or ordinance
[Added 6-14-2007]
$10.00
[1]
Editor's Note: This fee schedule superseded former Ch. 68, Fees, adopted as follows: Art. I, Returned Checks, adopted 10-10-1985; Art. II, Court Maintenance Fee, adopted 7-11-1991, readopted 8-13-1998; Art. III, Use of Credit Cards, adopted 10-10-1991, amended in its entirety 8-13-1998; Art. IV, Filing of Civil Actions, adopted 3-12-1992, readopted 8-13-1998; Art. V, Delinquent Taxes, adopted 8-8-1996.
[2]
Editor's Note: Increased by state from 1% to 2%.
[3]
Editor's Note: Increased by state from 1% to 2%.
[4]
Editor's Note: Increased by state from 1% to 2%.
[5]
Editor's Note: Increased by state from 1% to 2%.
[Added 5-9-2019]
In addition to the fees described in § 68-1, the following fees are hereby imposed upon every taxpayer chargeable with delinquent taxes or other delinquent charges:
A. 
Attorney’s fees or collection agency’s fees actually contracted for, not to exceed 20% of the taxes or other charges so collected, which shall be in addition to all penalties and interest;
B. 
Such fees shall be imposed no earlier than 30 days after notice of delinquent taxes or charges shall have been given pursuant to § 58.1-3919, Code of Virginia, as amended.
C. 
If collection activity is to collect on a nuisance abatement lien, the fee for administrative costs shall be the lesser of $150 and 25% of the cost; however, in no event shall the fee be less than $25.
D. 
No tax assessment or tax bill shall be deemed delinquent and subject to the collection procedures described herein during the pendency of any administrative appeal under Code of Virginia, § 58.1-3980, and as the same is limited under Code of Virginia, § 58.1-3958.
E. 
This section is enacted pursuant to Code of Virginia, § 58.1-3958, and is effective immediately upon adoption.