Wednesday, March 29, 2017        

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 online 8-11-2016)

Proposed Town Ordinances & Amendments: 

Newest Town Ordinances & Amendments:

YEARS:  2014 – 2015 – 2016

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 Ordinances and/or Ordinance Amendments:

Year 2016

2016-04 Dog Park Ordinance – 2016-04 – Chapter 126 – “Animals” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section entitled “Article VIII Smithfield Dog Park”. Adopted 7/12/2016.

2016-03 Comprehensive Plan Amendment. Ordinance Amendment.

2016-02 – Chapter 68 Officers and Employees, Duties of, Article III Public Assistance, Section 68-4.  Ordinance amendment. 

2016-01 – Chapter 248–Financial Review Commission Section 48-5 Duties and Purposes Amended ordinance.

Year 2015

2015-05 – Special Flood Hazard Areas – Chapter 204 The purpose of this ordinance is to ensure public safety; minimize hazards to persons and property from flooding, to protect watercourses from encroachment, and to maintain the capability of floodplains to retain and carry off floodwaters. Adopted October 2, 2015 

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.  Adopted September 1, 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). 

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.



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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