Books


FOIA IconLocal Government Officials’ Guide

to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act,

5th edition

The Local Government Officials’ Guide to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act was first issued in 1996. This 5th edition of the guide, published in 2012, was rewritten and expanded to include all changes to the act effective July 1, 2012. $5 each, $4 each- 25 or more; both prices include shipping.  You can order on-line, call 434-982-5704 or click here for the order form.


2014 Tax Rates Cover

The Virginia Local Tax Rates 2015 

The only comprehensive view of local taxation in
Virginia is prepared annually by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. It is an indispensable resource for anyone involved with local governments in Virginia, either as a taxpayer, elected official, administrator, business leader, or researcher.  Pre-order on-line at LexisNexis Store.



 CD of Handbook for Mayors and Council Members

 The 2004 edition of the Handbook for Mayors and Council Members is sold out BUT we have a CD available with all of the great information in this book.

Written by experts and practitioners in the field, this indispensable
handbook covers general powers and responsibilities, relations with the
larger community, municipal finances and personnel and municipal
services and operations. Chapters have been included to cover emerging
areas of activity in city government.

$10 plus $6.00 shipping for one copy; Shipping $9 for two copies and
$12.00 for 3 or more copies.  You can order
on-line or call 434-982-5704.


  For the Record ThumbnailFor The Record, A Handbook for Clerks

  This handbook is a 103-page document that includes  chapters on The Clerk in Local Government, Meetings of the Board or Council, Ordinances & Resolutions, using the Code of Virginia, Records Management, The Clerk and the Public, Other Responsibilities and Information Technology.  $10 plus $6.00 shipping.  You can order on-line or call 434-982-5704.


  Zoning & Subdivision Law in Virginia:  a Handbook

  This popular handbook presents a concise overview of the
legal framework for land use regulation in Virginia, including specific coverage of 23 topics. It is useful to local government officials and all citizens concerned with land use and development in Virginia and includes an appendix on the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. $9 plus $6.00 shipping. 
You can order on-line or call 434-982-5704.