Planning Department

The Henrico Planning Department is primarily responsible for land use regulations in the County. Planning staff can assist you with questions about new and existing development, from rezoning requests to variances.

 

*** PUBLIC HEARINGS UPDATE ***

    • The Planning Commission meeting for rezoning and provisional use permits will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
      • The meeting will be live-streamed and anyone may participate remotely.  Individuals interested in speaking  remotely may access the meeting by going to https://henrico.us/planning/meetings and selecting the hyperlinked Webex Event when the meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.
    • The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
      • The meeting will be live-streamed and anyone may participate remotely.  Individuals interested in speaking  remotely may access the meeting by going to https://henrico.us/planning/meetings and selecting the hyperlinked Webex Event when the meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

For participation in the meetings please see below. ** Pre-registration is no longer required for meetings. Please click on the link on the Meetings page when the meeting begins.

How to Participate in theAugust 11, 2022 Planning Commission Meeting

The regular meeting of the Planning Commission will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Board Room of the County Administration Building located at 4301 E. Parham Road.

The meeting is open to the public. The meeting can also be accessed at https://henrico.us/planning/meetings/.

** Pre-registration is no longer required for meetings. Please click on the link on the Meetings page when the meeting begins.

2045 Comprehensive Plan

photo of 2045 Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Department has begun to update the county’s current comprehensive plan (2026 Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2009). This important document will provide the framework for how the county will grow and develop over the next 20 years. We are asking residents and interested stakeholders to become involved in “HenricoNext”, a process to create a cohesive, countywide vision for Henrico in 2045.  

An interactive (in-person and virtual options available) workshop will be held Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at 4301 E. Parham Road. Participants will be invited to share their impressions of Henrico’s quality of life and challenges. They also will be able to identify areas of the county where housing, jobs or transportation improvements are needed and rank the importance of such goals as protecting the character of neighborhoods, maximizing opportunities for economic development and promoting infill development. (In-person attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other internet-accessible device, so they can join in exercises and give feedback in real time.)

Residents and others unable to attend the workshop may provide input later. For more information on the project, the upcoming meeting or to sign-up for future updates, please visit www.henriconext.us.

Comments or questions about the Plan Update can be directed to the Planning Department at 804.501.4602 or compplan@henrico.us.

Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances Update

On June 22, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted new Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances. The new ordinances were effective September 1, 2021. They are available for download below:

Commission/Board

Planning Commission

Board of Zoning Appeals

All public hearings of the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals are held in Board Room of the County Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road, Henrico, VA  23228.

Special Programs

Please note: These programs can be applied for at henricojobs.com

Undergraduate Student Program

Graduate Student Program

Physical Address
4301 East Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23228

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

planning@henrico.us

Phone
(804) 501-4602

Fax
(804) 501-4379

 
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