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City Ordinances

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City Ordinances


The City of Williamsburg has established specific rules regarding noise during certain hours and the level of noise that is allowed within defined City limits. Please refer to the following codes regarding our noise ordinance:

Ordinance 12-70 - 12-77


The City of Williamsburg requires all persons that go from place-to-place or house-to-house in the city for the purpose of, selling or taking orders for or offering to sell or take orders for goods, wares or merchandise, or any article for future delivery, or for services to be performed in the future, needs to obtain a "Solicitor Permit" from the Williamsburg Police Department.

It is requested that the citizens of Williamsburg help achieve the adherence of this ordinance for all door-to-door solicitations. If an unlicensed solicitor is at your door, contact the Williamsburg Police Department at (757) 220-2331 immediately.

All inquiries for solicitor permits are handled by the Community Engagement Unit.  Contact Senior Police Officer Aundrea Holiday at: (757) 259-7212 or

Solicitor Permit Application 

Ordinance 9-286 - 9-328


All businesses need to ensure that the Williamsburg Police Department has the most current emergency contact information on file.  Below is the link to the form, please fill out and mail or e-mail the document to Senior Police Officer Aundrea Holiday at

All Alarms located in the City of Williamsburg are required to be registered with the Police Department pursuant to City ordinance Sec 3.1-14.

Business information and residential alarm form

Ordinance 3.1-14 - 3.1-23


City Code - MuniCode Library - Searchable database of the code of the City of Williamsburg, Virginia 

Code of Virginia - Searchable database of the Commonwealth of Virginia code.


Police Patch      Williamsburg Police Department
425 Armistead Ave.
     Williamsburg, VA 23185
     Phone: (757) 220-2331
     Emergency: 911