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To obtain a dog license you must have the following: - A current certificate of rabies vaccination - Proof the dog has been Sterilized (spayed or neutered) - Cash or a check made payable to County of Louisa
With grim reminders of that fact occurring much too frequently around the state and nation, the Sheriff's Office, in coordination with the Transportation Safety Commission established the Child Seat Inspection and Education Program and made this program an integral element of our many community policing initiatives. Our goal is simple, reduce serious or fatal injuries to children by teaching parents and caregivers how to buckle up children the right way every time.
Weekday appointments are available Monday through Friday, 4 to 5 p.m. (except holidays). Other special community outreach events will be published in the Central Virginian. Call 540-967-4589 or 540-223-8348 to make an appointment, the permanent inspection station is located at: Louisa County Rescue Squad 83 Rescue Lane Louisa, VA 23093
For more information, contact Corporal Nathan Harris at 540-223-8361 or any School Resource Officer.
By using the Geographic Information System (GIS), you can search for your property's tax map parcel number and zoning from at home or work. You can also use the GIS system when you visit the Community Development Center on the main floor of the Louisa County Office Building.
Any division of land into 3 or more lots is considered a subdivision and will require the development of VDOT specification roads for subdivisions. Health Department and VDOT entrance requirements are also necessary prior to developing property, but these reviews are handled as part of the subdivision plat review process.
If you are disturbing more that 10,000 square feet, then you will likely need a land disturbing permit. This requires erosion and sediment control plans that will be reviewed by the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. A land disturbing permit is required by both Louisa County and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The permit allows landowners to lawfully clear, contour, or stockpile areas of dirt, construction, or roadway over 10,000 square foot in size. The penalties for not having, or following, a land disturbing plan can be stiff. County staff will work with you to achieve compliance of these important environmental regulations.
This kind of question may also require a meeting with staff, but the information must first be provided to the department in order to schedule a meeting. Community Development staff has meetings on a weekly basis to provide guidance to prospective land developers, but staff cannot effectively provide this assistance without the information needed to research the proposal prior to meeting with a customer.
Inspections must be scheduled through the Community Development Center. In addition to calling to schedule an inspection, the County has a software program that allows contractors and owners to request inspections on-line as well as view inspection results. This service helps get inspections scheduled more quickly and without needing to reach us over the busy phones. For more information log into the Building Department website.
Commercial or other non-residential permits follow the same process. The County's response time depends largely on the quality of the plans when they are first submitted and the responsiveness of the applicant in getting any corrections required prior to further review. If the applicant's plans are well done and any needed corrections are made quickly, then the building permit is usually ready to be issued as soon as Health Department approval is received. A site plan may also be needed particularly if your proposed use is commercial, civic, or is expanding the need for parking. Site plans are reviewed simultaneously with other required reviews and, like building plans, can be done quickly if the site plan regulations are met and any needed corrections are completed quickly.
Development that requires a land disturbing permit requires erosion and sediment control plans that are reviewed by the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. This can take a few weeks, but the process runs simultaneously with all of the other required reviews in order to minimize any delays. Conditional Use Permits or Rezoning's will take 90 to 120 days on average. Any subsequent development associated with these applications are contingent on their approval by the Board of Supervisors.
Floodplain FAQ's, associated maps, and related information is available here.
To request a zoning determination or confirmation letter, please complete the Request for Zoning Determination or Confirmation form and submit it to:
Louisa County Community Development Department
Attention: Zoning Administrator
1 Woolfolk Avenue, Suite 201
Louisa, Virginia 23093
Or by email to: PlanningZoning@louisa.org
The fee of $100.00 is due at the time the request is submitted. Requests for paper or digital plan copies may result in additional fees.
Checks should be made payable to Louisa County.
If the request is emailed, the fee payment must be received before the zoning determination or confirmation letter will be prepared and released.
Please review the Setback Compliance Policy (2009).
To continue working successfully, Louisa County Crime Solvers needs your help. Please become a part of it by sending your tax-deductible contribution to:Crimes Solvers, IncTreasurer, Board of DirectorsP.O. Box 789Louisa, Virginia 23093
You should dial 911 for any police, fire, or medical emergency where there is or could be an immediate threat to life or property.
This is a question that we hear a lot in 9-1-1. People want to know why we ask so many questions instead of just sending help. The first, easy answer is that we are not asking questions INSTEAD of sending help; but rather, are asking questions WHILE sending help. In Louisa County, fire and EMS calls are required to be dispatched within ninety seconds of receiving the call, providing that there is adequate information for dispatch. High-priority law enforcement calls are dispatched as soon as there is a location and the type of incident determined. Less serious law enforcement calls are managed and prioritized by the Dispatchers and dispatched as soon as possible based on available units, information, and priority.
There are multiple reasons that dispatchers ask additional questions after responders have been dispatched. For ambulance calls, the dispatchers use a sophisticated system of questions, pre-arrival medical instructions, and priorities. By following these instructions given to callers, patients can begin to receive care even before EMS has arrived. The answers to the questions determine which instructions the caller is going to be given and also determine the level of EMS training the ambulance needs to have to handle the call. The closest ambulance is always sent to medical emergencies, but if the closest ambulance is basic life support (BLS, staffed with EMT-Bs) and the answer to one or more of the questions indicates that the type of emergency needs an advanced life support ambulance (ALS, staffed with Paramedics), then an ALS ambulance or response car can be dispatched to respond with the closest ambulance.
Dispatchers are also highly trained in how to evaluate the dangerous situations that callers are in and give instructions to that caller to keep them as safe as possible until help arrives. These situations can include victims of active violence, bystanders near active shooters, and people trapped in a burning house, just to name a few. Another huge responsibility of the 9-1-1 Dispatchers is ensuring that the responders are safe. Dispatchers will ask questions that help them determine how safe the scene is and information about where and what type of unsafe conditions there are. This information helps responders determine the need for additional units and how to approach scenes to ensure their own safety. We do everything we can to make sure that our responders make it home to their own families.
The important thing to keep in mind when a 9-1-1 Dispatcher is asking questions is that, as long as the location and nature of the emergency have been obtained, help is already on the way. 9-1-1 Dispatchers have a very important job to do. Dispatchers are highly trained and experienced at quickly and efficiently handling multiple tasks, gathering information, and controlling calls. Remaining calm, answering the dispatchers’ questions, and following the dispatchers’ instructions are VERY important and can have a positive outcome in your emergency. And remember, those questions and instructions do not cause any delay in the emergency response.
The Louisa County Emergency Communications Center handles over 130,000 phone calls per year. Of that total, approximately 16,000 are 911 calls for emergency assistance with approximately 11,000 of them coming from cell phone callers. Currently, the Louisa County Emergency Communications Center uses its 3 dispatch consoles and 2 call taking consoles to input and process approximately 37,000 public safety calls per year in our Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.
View and complete the Request for Duplicate Permit (PDF)