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Winter programs are available for registration.  There is a variety of programs to choose from, from art classes to exercise and many more. 

check out everything available online.

Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze


It’s not too early to begin preparing for the heating season.

Check these 10 tips off your list and get ahead of the winter freeze.


ð Our furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the last 12 months. (A furnace should be serviced at least once a year.)

ð Our chimneys and vents have been cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. I have checked for creosote build-up. (Not cleaning your chimney is the leading cause of chimney fires from built up creosote. This service needs to be done at least once a year.)

ð Our wood for our fireplace or wood stove is dry, seasoned wood.

ð Our fireplace screen is metal or heat-tempered glass, in good condition and secure in its position in front of the fireplace.

ð We have a covered metal container ready to use to dispose cooled ashes. (The ash container should be kept at least 10 feet from the home and any nearby buildings.)

ð Our children know to stay at least 3 feet away from the fireplace, wood/pellet stove, oil stove or other space heaters.


The Parks & Recreation Department will again be selling discounted packages to Massanutten.  Packages go on sale Wednesday, November 5.


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A building code is the minimum acceptable standard used to regulate the design, construction and maintenance of buildings.

Why are building codes needed?

Building homes and businesses according to modern code requirements such as the International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Code (IRC) provides consistency and triggers processes such as inspections that help ensure buyers are getting a quality product. Codes offer a sound investment. Research shows that every $1 spent saves a property owner $4 in future losses associated with a wide variety of dangers, including fire and water damage and natural hazards, according to the Multi-hazard Mitigation Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Cost increases to bring structures up to code, or beyond, can depend on both the existing level of construction quality and current building code requirements. What are the major benefits of strong code adoption and enforcement?


• Safe buildings...


Building codes have been around in some form for thousands of years. In 2000 B.C., the code of Hammurabi dictated that if a dwelling collapsed and caused the death of the owner, the builder would be put to death.


The Roman Empire instituted building codes after fatal building collapses, and a great fire that destroyed 15,000 buildings in 1666 led to the development of London’s early building codes.


In the United States, the great Chicago fire killed 250 people, destroyed 17,000 structures and left nearly 100,000 people homeless in 1871. Four years later, that city enacted a new building code and fire-prevention ordinance. As is often the case, building codes were the afterthought of tragedy rather than forethought for prevention. As cities grew and experienced their own disasters, building codes were developed based

on individual experiences more than scientific knowledge.


In 1905, the first nationally recognized U.S. building code was...

....with discounted tickets to Kings Dominion. 


Parks & Recreation Days tickets are good through August 3 and are only $36 each (ages 3+).


Stop by and pick up your today!  (cash, check, visa, mastercard, American express, or discover)



540-727-3412  ext 4 or 5.

The Culpeper County Building Department has procedure changes going into effect Monday July 14, 2014. You can review our Residential Checklist and Master Plan Submittal requirements under Forms & Documents. Please check back frequently as all applications are currently being updated.

Thank you,

Building Department Staff



The Culpeper County Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting that
was scheduled for Tuesday June 17, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Rappahannock Rapidan Planning District #9 building located at 420 South Ridge Parkway has been
rescheduled for Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:00pm at the Lenn Park Pavilion, 18063 Stevensburg Road, Culpeper.
Questions or comments may be directed to the staff of Culpeper County Parks & Recreation at 540-727-3412 ext 7

Discount tickets to Kings Dominion are now on sale! 


Use energy-efficient light bulbs, turn off lights and unplug electronics not in use. Seal air leaks. Install programmable thermostats. Upgrade windows, heating and air conditioning equipment. Change filters frequently. Install more insulation in walls and attics. Choose energy efficient appliances. If you are building new, consider the best position on the lot for trapping light and energy, and make use of energy-efficient foundation, framing, plumbing, wiring and HVAC systems now available. Green homes are also healthier homes, reducing mold, mildew and other allergens that contribute to asthma and other significant health issues. Below are tips for keeping your home dry and mold-free:

Keep it dry: install a drain pan under the water heater; place dehumidifiers in basements and other damp areas; position downspouts away from the house; repair any water damage. Keep it clean: use track-off mats at all doorways; clean up dust to eliminate...
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