The Department of Community Development works with citizens, property owners, developers, builders, and other stakeholders to guide growth and development in Powhatan County.
The Department of Community Development is made up of:
News & Updates:
The Planning Commission is currently reviewing the Powhatan County Long-Range Comprehensive Plan.
Public Open Houses
Powhatan County will hold public workshops to present draft updates to the county's Comprehensive Plan.
Meetings will take place in the Powhatan County Village Building Auditorium from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
October 4, 2021 and October 6, 2021
For more information, visit the following links:
2021 Comprehensive Plan Update Draft Text
(Board of Supervisors Recommendation - October 1, 2021)
Submit comments via the online form
The Department of Community Development requests that applicants wishing to seek rezoning or conditional use permit approval host a neighborhood meeting prior to submission of an application. These pre-application neighborhood meetings are organized by the applicant and are intended to inform owners and occupants of nearby lands about a proposed development application. They also provide an opportunity for the applicant to receive initial comments, concerns, and inquiries about the proposal.
Neighborhood meetings are required for all rezoning applications and are encouraged for many conditional use permit applications.
As the department is made aware of them,
upcoming neighborhood meetings will be displayed below:
Please contact the Department of Community Development
at 804-598-5621 with any questions.