Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Policies Regarding this Website

The following is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied. The Department of Planning and Budget reserves the right to change these practices and procedures at any time without prior notice.

Note that the following policies only apply to content on this website. Some links on this site may take you to pages controlled by a different entity, whose practices are not under DPB's control.


This website and all related software and hardware are intended for the communication, transmission, processing and storage of information by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The information and statements contained on this server shall not be used for the purposes of advertising, nor to imply the endorsement or recommendation of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

While the Department of Planning and Budget makes every effort to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of the information on this site, the Department makes no representations or warranties with respect to completeness, or suitability for any purpose. Neither the Department of Planning and Budget nor its employees will be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising from the use of the information contained on or accessible from this site, including linked information. You should check any information before acting or relying upon it.

Privacy Policy

We endeavor to collect only the minimum amount of information needed to provide services. We only use the information in our web server logs to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our pages. This information may include the following:

  1. The Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our site;
  2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
  3. The date and time you visited this site;
  4. The pages visited; and
  5. If you linked from another website, the address of that website.

We analyze our Web site logs to continually improve the value of the materials available on our site. The information in our Web logs is not personally viewable and no attempt is made to link it with the individuals that browse our website.


"Cookies" are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as "cookies", which are then sent back to and stored on the user's computer.

DPB's website does not currently use cookies on any of it's pages.

Linking Policy

This website contains hypertext links to other websites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than DPB. DPB, at its sole discretion, will determine which external websites are linked to. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring said website, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the website.

Hypertext links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of DPB at any time without notice.

If any link on our website is not working, please email our Webmaster or contact us using the information provided on our Contact Us page.

HTML and Document Standards

All of the web pages on our website conform to World Wide Web Consortium 4.01 standards (see and should therefore be viewable by all the popular browsers.

In addition to standard HTML web pages, our website contains additional file formats. You may need additional software or browser plug-ins to view some of the information available on our website. The following list shows each format along with links to the corresponding freely available plug-ins or viewers available.

If you are having trouble accessing documents on this website please visit our Download Help page.

Accessibility Information

Through its Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is promoting a high degree of Web access for people with disabilities. DPB makes every effort to comply with their standards (WCAG 1.0) including the use of their validation tools in order to make this website easily accessible for everyone.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located at ยง 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to collect and process data. The information collected is used to improve the content of our Web services and to help us understand how people are using our pages. For more information, refer to "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps", located at