Planning & Zoning

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  1. Fairground Road Intersection Improvements Underway, Drivers Urged to Use Caution

    Reminder! Work is now underway for the Fairground Road Intersection Roundabout project. Read on...
  2. Local Staff Assist with Buchanan Flood Assessment

    On July 12th, 2022, Buchanan, Virginia was hit with heavy rains which led to severe flooding. While everyone made it through the floods safely, several hundred homes were badly damaged. Read on...
  3. Goochland County Villages Plans 2022 March Update

    Goochland’s Community Development department has provided an update on the Goochland County Village Plans 2022 efforts and added additional information and resources to the Goochland County Village Plans 2022 website. Read on...
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Citizens, design professionals, developers, and property owners are encouraged to contact Planning & Zoning for planning, development, subdivision, and zoning related matters.

Staff may answer questions regarding permitted uses, building setbacks, signage, family subdivisions and splitting parcels, transportation, and future development in the County.

Planning and Zoning is the lead agency for:
  • Administration/enforcement of County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
  • Citizen participation, legal advertisement, and technical review of Rezoning, Conditional Use Permit, and Variance applications and certain County Code amendments
  • Administrative support for Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Design Review Committee
  • Zoning certification of site plans; building permits; sign permits; business licenses; and architectural, lighting, and landscape designs
  • Certification of subdivision plats, vacation plats, and plats of record
  • Oversight of the County’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan
  • Transportation planning and coordinating projects with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDoT)
  • Represent the County on regional planning, transportation, and environmental organizations
  • Conservation Easement programs and NEPA environmental assessments
  • Recycling and Litter Council activities
  • Grant administration for selected grants
  • Demographic data

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