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

News & Updates:

  1. Reduced Department Operations
  2. VDOT SMART SCALE Program
  3. Neighborhood Meetings

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop [and in accordance with recommendations and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH)], the Powhatan County Community Development Department will be open with reduced operations. Before visiting the office, you can call the following numbers (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) to get up-to-date information:

Planning/Zoning: (804) 598-5621

Building Inspections: (804) 598-5622

Economic Development: (804) 598-5612

Staff members are regularly checking and responding to emails. You can also click the link below to submit general inquiries, and a staff member will get back to you.

CLICK HERE IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.