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Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve Got Questions — We’ve Got Answers

How do I access the boat landing?

The boat landing and picnic area do require a permit for use. Property owners may be purchased for $15 each. As this is private property owned by the Board, you must also sign a waiver before you will be permitted to use the space. Please call us for your permit and more information at 540-252-5060 or email us at

Is there a policy on parking?

Unfortunately we do not allow parking on our roads as many of the roads in the Shores are narrow and steep. We also need to maintain clear roads for snow plows and potential emergencies. For the safety of residents, any vehicles parked on the road will be towed at the owner's expense.

Will I see any wildlife?

Yes! In addition to deer, you may see the occasional bear, fox, or possum. The Shores is also home to many varieties of birds. Please do not feed any wildlife that you may see, and be sure to keep your distance.

Am I allowed to hunt in the community?

Unfortunately no. According to Warren County Code 110-1, all hunting with firearms or other weapons, including bow and arrow, is prohibited within the boundary lines of all sections of Shenandoah Shores Subdivision as shown on Warren County Tax Map 13C, Sheets 1 and 2. This code was adopted by the Warren County Board of Supervisors on June 1st, 1992. For more information, please visit

Am I allowed to drive my ATV or dirt bike through the neighborhood?

Unfortunately no, you are not able to drive an ATV or dirt bike on our roads. Dirt bikes and ATVs were designed to be off-road vehicles and lack the necessary safety equipment that is required by most street vehicles, such as adequate lighting, signaling, and braking systems. In addition to damaging your tires, riding a dirt bike or an ATV on the road puts you in a dangerous position because you are forced to share the roadway with much larger and more powerful vehicles–vehicles that may have a hard time seeing you.

What is a Sanitary District?

A Sanitary District is a special government district that is established to raise additional funds for the maintenance of roads and other items determined by our Property Owners Association. For more information on Sanitary Districts, please visit

What is the speed limit on our roads?

The Shores is full of friendly families, beloved pets, and curious wildlife. To keep our community safe and thriving, all drivers are required to observe a speed limit of no more than 15 miles per hour.

How do I check my property boundaries, tax value, and section information?

Warren County offers an interactive mapping system that allows you to check your property boundaries, construction history, zoning designation, acreage, tax value, and more! To visit the County's GIS website, click here:

Which schools will my children attend?

The schools for our area are Leslie Fox Keyser Elementary School, Warren County Middle School, and Warren County High School. For your child's bus stop and schedule, visit Edulog Portal at

Am I allowed to have a bonfire on my property?

Absolutely! However, you should always check the current county regulations before having a fire by visiting the Warren County Fire & Rescue website at

How do I request a packet for my real estate closing?

We are not a homeowners association, so we do not have packets to provide to potential homeowners. Any documents that you may need for your closing should be found under the Forms & Documents page of this website. You are welcome to contact us with additional questions at 540-252-5060 or

What are the building fees for the community?

To build a property in the neighborhood, you must pay a $2,000 membership fee, a $4,000 tap on fee, and a $2,000 impact fee. As a Sanitary District, we do not collect any building fees directly. All fees should be paid with the Warren County Treasurer. 

Is my dog allowed to roam the neighborhood?

Unfortunately no. According to Warren County code 66-28, it is unlawful for any dogs to run at large at any time within Warren County as designated by ordinance, except when in immediate control of the owner or custodian of such animal. A dog shall be deemed to "run at large" while roaming or running or off the property of its owner or custodian and not under its owner's or custodian's immediate control. However, a dog shall not be considered "at large" if during the hunting season it is on a bona fide hunt in the company of a licensed hunter or during field trials or training periods when accompanied by its owner. A dog shall be deemed to be "running at large in a pack" if it is running at large in the company of one or more other dogs that are also running at large.

Am I allowed to have chickens on my property?

Absolutely! However, you must have a permit issued by Warren County, and there are restrictions. For more information, view the Warren County code for Backyard Chickens here, and contact our local zoning office.  

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