Planning & Zoning

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Future Growth Map

  1. A Section of Shannon Hill Road (Rt. 605) Over Interstate 64 to Close for Bridge Repairs in Goochland

    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close a section of Shannon Hill Road (Route 605) over Interstate 64 now starting Sunday, Sept. 12 for bridge repairs. Weather permitting, work is expected to be complete in fall 2021. Read on...
  2. Goochland to Resume Utility Disconnections, Delinquent Customers Urged to Discuss Account Options

    Due to the recent expiration of Virginia’s COVID-19 related State of Emergency, Goochland County’s Department of Public Utilities has announced that all standard penalty practices will resume for delinquent utility accounts. 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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