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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.

Proposed Zoning Information

Click here for the latest information related to the proposed zoning for Northampton County.


Public Notice

Northampton County is sponsoring two Public Informational Meetings with regard to the proposed revised Zoning Ordinance and Map. This will provide an informal opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed revised zoning ordinance, to ask questions of staff, and to view the proposed revised zoning map for the County. The Board of Supervisors is interested in receiving public comment and believes that these informational sessions will provide additional opportunities for the public to become familiar with this important document intended to encourage investment and job growth while protecting natural assets and property rights.

“Citizen Information Papers”, drafted to assist with the citizenry with this review process, are available on the County’s website ( The public is encouraged to read and review these documents.

Sessions will be held as follows:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cafeteria, Kiptopeke Elementary School

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cafeteria, Occohannock Elementary School

Planning and Zoning Fees

Planning & Zoning Fees Effective 7/14/10


Major Services

Ordinance Administration
  • Prepares Zoning Ordinance Amendments.
  • Prepares responses to requests for Zoning Ordinance interpretations and zoning compliance certifications.
  • 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
  • Investigates complaints of alleged violations of the Zoning Ordinance and seeks remedial action as necessary.

Staff and Contact Information

Melissa Kellam - Zoning Administrator

Department of Planning & Zoning
PO Box 538
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Phone: 757-678-0443
Hours of Operation
9 AM - 5 PM

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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