Planning

Planning is responsible for guiding and regulating Chesterfield County’s long- and short-term development for the benefit of present and future generations. We manage the county’s comprehensive planning and development review processes. These include site plan, subdivision and zoning. Other important department functions include general planning assistance for the public, growth and development trends analysis, and inspections for zoning code compliance. We provide information regarding active projects, pending development cases, and frequently requested topics regarding ordinances and policies. We make recommendations on many of these matters to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

  1. Public Comment

    Community Meeting - Genito/288 Special Focus Area Plan

    Planning will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, July 12 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. to share draft recommendations from the Genito/288 Special Focus Area P... Learn more...
  2. Public Comment

    Virtual Community Meeting - Solar Zoning Ordinance Amendment

    Planning will hold a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. regarding proposed code amendments to Section 19.1 – 52 of the Zoning... Learn more...
  3. Enterprise Land Management (ELM)

    Submit an Application Using the ELM Portal

    Learn about the Enterprise Land Management (ELM) Citizen Access Portal. Read on...
  4. Public Comment

    Planning Commission Public Comment Form

    Use the online public comment form for Planning Commission public hearings. Additional Info...
  5. Community Development Building

    Community Development Building

    Learn about the Community Development building. Read on...
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