Board of Historic & Architectural Review
The Smithfield Board of Historic and Architectural Review (BHAR) holds their regular scheduled meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in Conference Rooms A & B of the Smithfield Center to review exterior changes to structures and new construction in the historic district.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Smithfield Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) only meets when cases or business are before them. When cases or business are before them, they meet at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Conference Rooms A & B of the Smithfield Center to review variance applications, special yard exceptions, etc.
Freedom of Information Act
The Rights of Requesters and the Responsibilities of the Town of Smithfield under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.
To access the Town of Smithfield's Municipal Code, you will be taken to Municode.com, an easily searchable index housed offsite of SmithfieldVA.gov. This volume is a republication of the Code of the Town of Smithfield, Virginia. The original arrangement and the original numbering system have been retained. New state law references were added and existing references were verified and updated. A state law reference table was prepared. A uniform style of punctuation and capitalization has been employed. Obvious typographical errors and misspellings have been corrected without notation.
The Smithfield Planning Commission holds their regular montlhy meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in Conference Rooms A & B of the Smithfield Center. They review site plans, subdivision plans, special use permit applications, rezoning applications, special sign exceptions, etc.
State & Federal Officials
Gain access to your State and Federal Officials' websites to stay informed on what they are doing for your community and the surrounding communities.
The Town Coucil's mission as representatives of the people is to enhance the quality of life in the Town of Smithfield by working cooperatively with town staff, Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors, and the community for the purpose of promoting public health, safety, order, prosperity and other services. The Smithfield Town Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in Conference Rooms A & B at the Smithfield Center (220 North Church Street). The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Virginia Fair Housing Law
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide for fair housing throughout the Commonwealth, to all its citizens, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, or handicap and to that end to prohibit discriminatory practices with respect to residential housing by any person or group of persons, in order that the peace, health, safety, prosperity, and general welfare of all the inhabitants of the Commonwealth may be protected and insured.