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Zoning Administration Division administers, maintains, and enforces the County's Zoning Ordinance and related regulations to assure that property is developed and used in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance.

Planning and Zoning Fees

Planning & Zoning Fees

GIS Data and Map Fee Schedule

Major Services

Ordinance Administration
  • Prepares Zoning Ordinance Amendments.
  • Responds to requests for zoning ordinance in detail and prepares zoning compliance reviews.
  • Prepares and coordinates the distribution of Zoning Ordinance supplements.
Zoning Permit Review
  • Provides general information on the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map
  • Reviews Building Permit applications for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance
  • Reviews and approves sign permits.
Zoning Enforcement
  • Inspects complaints of alleged violations of the Zoning Ordinance and insures compliance by initiative legal action through the County Attorney.

Board of Zoning Appeals

The Northampton County Board of Zoning Appeals is a 5 member Board appointed by the Virginia Circuit Court Judge. Each member serves a 4-year term.

The Board of Zoning Appeals is responsible for interpreting the provisions of the Zoning Code when necessary and for hearing and deciding upon appeals regarding the administration of the Zoning Code. The Board also reviews and makes decisions on requests for special exceptions as specified by the Zoning Code and has the authority to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the Zoning Code.

Click here for a Variance and Appeal Application

Click here for a list of scheduled meetings and meeting minutes.


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