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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 July 14, 2014 the Virginia General Assembly adopted the 2012 version of the VUSBC with a one-year transition period in which applicants can choose between the 2009 or 2012 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.
Please visit the city’s Payment Methods webpage for bill pay options. To help protect both visitors and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, all patrons are encouraged to pay bills by depositing payments in the drop box located outside the front entrance to city hall.
Due to ongoing efforts to help stem the spread of COVID-19, the opening of Flag Rock Campground and shelter rentals will be postponed until at least April 30. Restrooms will also remain closed during this time. The park’s trail system and fishing access remain open at this time. Contact Norton Parks and Recreation Department, (276) 679-0754, with questions.
The City of Norton, in partnership with Norton Industrial Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, will offer a small business relief program to be made available for small "brick and mortar" businesses located within ciy’s boundaries. See www.nortonva.gov/nortonstrong for more details.
Also, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources webpage for additional resources.
The following websites are great resources for information related to COVID-19:
Visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s website for information on Rural Development loan payment assistance, application deadline extensions, and more.
We encourage you to visit the following online sources for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the City of Norton:
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.
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. Virginia State Board of Elections
You can also view the results online at the following website. Virginia State Board of Elections
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