Lake Anna Shoreline Regulations


On December 5, 2005, the Louisa County Board of Supervisors adopted a Final Shoreline Management Ordinance (PDF) that amends the current Zoning Ordinance to include specific use and design standards for the Lake Anna shoreline. The ordinance is the first of its kind on the lake and is largely the product of a Shoreline Management Committee that was appointed by the Board of Supervisors in November 2004. The shoreline ordinance was amended on April 2, 2007.


The ordinance addresses shoreland protection, public safety, and quality of life issues and endorses Dominions General Guidelines for Construction and Use Agreement (PDF) as enforced by Dominion along all shoreline associated with the North Anna Power Plant. The ordinance also encourages citizens and developers to use the local expertise of the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District in developing creative methods of erosion and sediment control and shore line stabilization, in addition to those methods described in the ordinance.

Louisa County's Community Development Department will be working with applicants to apply these use and design standards in a fair and equitable manner. Staff will also work with applicants to guide them through any special exceptions that may be requested by the Planning Commission. Questions regarding the ordinance may be directed to the Community Development Department at 540-967-3430.

Reflector Requirements for Structures on Lake Anna

Please be reminded that the requirement for reflectors, to be installed on structures extending over the waters of Lake Anna, was effective November 1, 2007. For more details view the Reflector Requirements for Structures on Lake Anna (PDF).

Regulations Packets

Each packet includes a copy of the Louisa County Zoning Ordinance covering Lake Anna Shoreline Use and Design Standards, view the following packets: