Community Development

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:

Planning and Zoning       Building Inspections       Economic Development


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Neighborhood Meetings


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.