(A)   Official Zoning Map of the county.
      (1)   The unincorporated areas of the county are divided into districts depicted on a set of maps entitled “Zoning Map of Richmond County, Virginia” which, together with all explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this chapter.
      (2)   The Official Zoning Map shall be identified by the signature or the attested signature of the Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors, together with the date of adoption of this chapter. Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the Official Zoning Map which may from time to time be made or published, the Official Zoning Map, which shall be located in the office of the Land Use Administrator, shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land and water areas, buildings, and other structures in the county.
   (B)   Amendments to the Official Zoning Map. Whenever any amendment is made to the Zoning Map by action of the Board of Supervisors, such change shall be incorporated onto the Zoning Map at a time and in the manner as the Board of Supervisors may prescribe. Said changes shall be validated with reference to correct notation by the Land Use Administrator, who shall affix his or her signature thereto, thereby certifying that approved amendments to the Zoning Map have been correctly incorporated. The date of official action and nature of the change shall be entered on the Map. Any such change shall have the effect of law 12:01 a.m., on the day following its legal adoption or on its effective date, if officially established as other than on the day following its legal adoption, whether or not it has been shown on the Zoning Map.
   (C)   Unauthorized changes. No changes of any nature shall be made to the Zoning Map or any matter shown thereon except in conformity with the procedures and requirements of this chapter. It shall be unlawful for any person to make unauthorized changes on the Zoning Map.
(Ord. passed 11-9-1995)