Virginia Inoperable Vehicles

Virginia enacted into law SEMA-supported legislation to limit significantly the ability of local jurisdictions to implement restrictive ordinances preventing automobile collectors from pursuing their hobby. Under the new law, at least two inoperable vehicles (or more, if a locality permits) being actively repaired or restored on private property would be exempted from any local ordinance if shielded or screened from public view. The measure defines “shielded or screened from view” as not visible by someone standing at ground level from outside the property on which the inoperable vehicles are located.