Planning & Zoning

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  1. April 2, 2020 - Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED

    Due to the Coronavirus the April 2, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled. If you would like additional information please contact Jo Ann Hunter, Director of Community Development -
  2. Effective March 20, 2020 - All buildings will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

    Goochland County government services will be open with reduced operations across all agencies and offices during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Beginning on Friday, March 20th all buildings will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. Read on...
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We want to hear from YOU!
Please fill out the Citizen and Customer Feedback Form to let us know ways to improve our service to you.
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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