Community Development

Responsibilities
The Community Development Department is responsible for the following core programs:
  • Administration and enforcement of the County’s Zoning, Subdivision, and Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinances
  • Approval of plats and commercial site plans
  • Issuance of zoning approval on building permits and business licenses
  • Manages the County’s structure addressing system
  • Oversight of the County’s planning process via implementation and administration of the Comprehensive Plan
  • Represents the County on regional planning organizations
  • Research and provide technical advisement on land use matters for the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for public information pertaining to land use and development in the County
County of Powhatan, Virginia, 1777