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The City of Norton enforces the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) which adopts and amends the International Code Council’s model codes. On December 14, 2020 the Virginia General Assembly adopted the 2018 version of the VUSBC with a one-year transition period in which applicants can choose between the 2015 or 2018 version of the VUSBC. The model codes that have been adopted and amended by the VUSBC are as follows:
The International Code Council has published the VUSBC and the model codes in their amended form. The following books can be purchased from the International Code Council:
The Norton Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency and does all criminal investigations and complaints. They respond to all emergency 9-1-1 calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
CodeRED Weather Warning monitors each NWS bulletin to determine the severity of the warning and the exact area(s) affected coupled with the predicted heading of the threatening storm. CodeRED Weather Warning then creates a calling database of all subscribers within the projected area of the severe weather. This calling database is then immediately submitted to the CodeRED Weather Warning automated calling system. By eliminating the need for human intervention to active warnings we have significantly decreased the response time for fast-moving storms.
The Norton Industrial Development Authority (NIDA) and its representatives will provide the following level of service:
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Flag Rock is open year-round for hikers, mountain bikers, fishing, and sightseeing. The campground and shelter rentals are available April through October.
Norton Reservoir is a state-stocked trout water. Stocking occurs annually between Oct. 1 and May 15.
Yes. See Norton Fishing Regulations page for details.
A Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries trout license is required between Oct. 1 and June 15.
Norton Reservoir is a state-stocked trout water. Stocking occurs annually between Oct. 1 and May 15. The catch limit for trout is six fish per day. Trout less than 7 inches must be released. The catch limit for catfish is five fish per day. Catfish less than 15 inches must be released.Trout and catfish only stocked in Upper Reservoir. Fishing is permitted in Lower Reservoir where all other fishing regulations also apply.
There is no fee to reserve the four small shelters in Flag Rock Recreation Area. There is a $50 fee to reserve the two large picnic shelters in Flag Rock Recreation Area. There is a $20 fee to reserve the shelters at Legion Park, Clear Creek Park, and Norton City Park. Contact (276) 679-0754 for more information and to reserve shelters.
Contact the voter registrar at (276) 679-1162 or visit the Virginia Department of Elections' website at the link below.
To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia, you must meet all of the following criteria:
You can obtain a Voter Registration Application at any DMV, public library, social service agency, or voter registrar’s office in Virginia, or you may download the form here, complete, sign, and fax or mail it to the registrar’s office at: 201 Park Ave. NE P.O. Box 225 Norton, VA 24273
Voters in the City of Norton vote at the Norton Community Center, 201 Park Ave. NE, Norton, VA 24273.
Voters may vote using an absentee ballot in person or by mail. You may request an Absentee Voting Application by calling (276) 679-1162 or visiting the Registrar's Office located at 201 Park Avenue NE. This form can also be downloaded from the Department of Elections website linked below. The Registrar's Office will process your application and mail your absentee ballot the day that it is received. Once you receive the absentee ballot, simply follow the instructions included, signing all forms, and return in the enclosed envelope.
The Registrar's Office is located at 201 Park Avenue NE in the Community Center.
The Registrar's Office is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voting hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during Early Voting periods.
You may be requested to verify resources, expenses, or household composition upon request of worker.