Board of Zoning Appeals

The Northampton County Board of Zoning Appeals will conduct a meeting on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be conducted in person for applicants and through an electronic “Zoom” platform for others interested citizens to participate in the meeting either by calling in and listening to the proceedings or logging in through their computers to view/listen to the meeting. The dial-in and log-in information will be posted on the County’s website ( on June 3rd.
The Agenda will be posted on BoardDocs, which is accessed through the County’s website.

Northampton County 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 5-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 ( see Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act )as specified by the Zoning Code and has the authority to hear and decide applications for variances from the terms of the Zoning Code.

Board of Zoning Appeals:

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of each month at a time to be announced unless there is no case to be reviewed or due to a holiday conflict. Additional meetings are held as needed. Call to confirm. Board members are appointed by the Judge of the Circuit Court for Northampton County according to Virginia State Code 15.430.

Public Notice

Current Meeting Minutes are being posted to the Northampton County Board Docs Website:
Board Docs

Susan C. Henderson, Chairperson
9097 Henderson Road
Machipongo, VA 23405
District 4

Douglas J. Coburn, Vice-Chair
P.O. Box 185
Eastville, VA 23347
District 4

Eugene H. Bannister
P.O. Box 327
Exmore, VA 23350
District 3

Kevin K. Kellam
P.O. Box 217
Franktown, VA 23354
District 4

Bonnie Nottingham
28184 Nottingham Ridge Lane
Cape Charles VA 23310