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Planning & Zoning Department

The Planning and Zoning Department administers the County's land use regulations. Department staff perform zoning and development review and serve as the first contact for developers and landowners who are considering new development or changes to existing development. Most importantly, the Planning and Zoning staff work alongside the community's citizens to create the long range goals, plans and strategies that shape the future of Northampton County.


  1. Continue to expand upon GIS capability/functionality, particularly analytical features and investigate applicability to emergency management
  2. Ensure that the county's land use documents promote a safe, attractive and harmonious living
    environment for all its citizens
  3. Evaluate staffing requirements in view of current demand and demographic projections to provide efficient and timely service to residents and property owners
  4. Streamline permitting processes to the extent possible while adequately fulfilling
    state regulatory mandates.

Public Notice

The Northampton County Planning Commission meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Board Room located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, VA, for the purpose of conducting its regular meeting.

The Northampton County Planning Commission meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd Conference Room located at 16404 Courthouse Road in Eastville, VA for the purpose of conducting its regularly scheduled work session.


Effective August 2, 2016, the Planning Commission will be utilizing BoardDocs software for distribution of its meeting agenda packages. Please click on the link below to access this system:

BoardDocs Website

Minutes prior to 2011 are available in the Northampton County Development Department.

Note: Problems may be experienced when downloading audio files due to the size and file format utilized.

Special notes and other information:


Adopted Zoning Information

Amended Zoning Map (10-11-2016)

Northampton County Adopted Zoning Code (April 12, 2016)

Appendix D (2000 Zoning Ordinance)

Appendix E (1983 Zoning Ordinance)

Adopted Zoning Map (April 12, 2016)


Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)

This link takes you to the National Flood Insurance Program sponsored site to allow property owners to view the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). The effective date of the new FIRMs is March 3, 2015.

FEMA Determination Letter


Planning and Zoning Fees

Planning & Zoning Fees Effective 7/14/10



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