Sunday, August 30, 2015        

Town Ordinances & Town Charter

 New Town Ordinances • Proposed Town Ordinances

The Town of Smithfield Town Ordinances and Town Charter are available online through our vendor, General Code, at the following link: 

Smithfield Town Ordinances and Smithfield Town Charter online

The following documents are available in .pdf format by clicking the respective link:

Town of Smithfield – Town Charter  (updated online 12-18-2014)
Town of Smithfield Zoning Ordinance    (updated 7-15-2014)


Proposed Town Ordinances & Amendments: 

  • 2015-04 – Liquor License Amendment – Chapter 118 – Alcoholic Beverages, Article II. Licenses – Section 118-2 Number of Licenses: This Ordinance Amendment would increase the authorized number of Class B Full Privilege Liquor Licenses from 35 to 40. Public Hearing on September 1, 2015.

Newest Town Ordinances & Amendments:

YEARS:  2013 – 2014 – 2015

Ordinances are effective thirty (30) days after adoption.

Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Smithfield, pursuant to the provisions of Article II, Section C-2.13 (b) of the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Smithfield, has adopted the following Ordinance Amendments:

Year 2015

2015-03 – Chapter 193 FEES, Article III, Development Impact Fees – The Ordinance Amendment involves updates and corrections of the following sections: Section 193-12 Administration of Impact Fees, item (B) Reports; adoption of findings, (1), (C) Calculation of Fees, (1) Residential dwelling units, (G). Public hearing on May 19th, 2015.

2015-02 Section 321-11.3 Renewable Energy Tax Exemption/Stabilization for Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas,  Wind, Biomass , Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric and  Fuel Cells  using Renewable Fuels. Adopted 4/7/2015.

2015-01 – Chapter 325-10 – Lease to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless –  The Smithfield Town Council considers authorizing a lease to Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless of a portion of that certain parcel of property located at 607 Putnam Pike. 

Year 2014

2014-01 – Chapter 118 – Alcoholic Beverages, Article II, Licenses: Ordinance Amendment: Section 118.2 Number of Licenses The Ordinance Amendment would increase the authorized number of Class B Full Privilege Liquor Licenses from 30-35. Adopted 1/7/2014

2014-02 – Chapter 325-9 – Greenville Water District Lease:  Ordinance Amendment: This Ordinance Amendment will amend the existing Greenville Water District Lease to provide for the conveyance of Plat 17, Lot 10 to the Town. Adopted 1/7/2014

2014-03 – Chapter 321: Taxation Amendment Amendment,  Chapter 321-7 Veterans,  Chapter 321-8 Gold Star Parents, Chapter 321-10 Prisoners-Of-War. The Ordinance Amendment would bring the Town Code of Ordinances into conformity with State law and the current practices of the Assessor’s Office concerning Veterans’ Exemptions.  Adopted 2/4/2014

2014-04 Municipal Court Ordinance Amendment This Ordinance Amendment would establish the initial term of the Municipal Court Judge; the date, time and place of regular municipal court sessions; and the amount of court costs for each offense charged. Adopted 6/3/2014

2014-05 – Chapter 236.  Licensing, Business, Article III.  Registration of Businesses – Ordinance Amendment Chapters 236-11, 236-12, and 236-13 are hereby repealed in their entirety and the following ordinance is enacted in place thereof. This Ordinance Amendment provides for a $5.00 registration fee and an annual renewal of the Registration Certificate by the Tax Assessor of the Town of Smithfield. It shall be unlawful for a person to own or operate a business described in the Ordinance within the Town of Smithfield without a registration certificate. Adopted 8/5/2014.

2014-06 – Chapter 54 – Economic Development Commission – This Ordinance provides that the Economic Development Commission is needed to encourage and enhance the business climate within the Town by promoting a variety of incentive programs and support services for both new and existing businesses consistent with the goals of the community.

Year 2013

2013-01 Affordable Housing Advisory Board Amended Ordinance, Chapter 51, Section 51-2 Membership (changes from seven to five members) , and Section 51-4 Quorum (changes from four members of the Board to three members). Adopted by Town Council on April 2, 2013.

2013-02 Emergency Medical Services Chapter 193: Fees, Article II – Charges for Emergency Medical Services, Ambulance Fee Schedule (Fire Department). Authorized by Town Manager on May 9, 2013.



To view full-text of new ordinances and ordinance amendments, please visit the Town Clerk’s Office or click the linked titles above – documents are in .pdf format.

By order of the Town Council:   Carol A. Aquilante, Town Clerk

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