Zoning Confirmation Letter
A zoning confirmation letter is a written statement of the zoning regulations, permitted uses, and development approvals related to a parcel of land. They are frequently requested by lenders or others involved in a commercial real estate transaction who need written assurance that the property complies with all local land use regulations. Each letter is unique, because each parcel of land is unique, and many require substantial research into the history of rezoning, subdivision, plan of development, use permit, and variance approvals.
To request a zoning confirmation letter please submit a written request specifying what information you would like us to provide. (There is no form to fill out.) Please include the address, parcel number (GPIN), or legal description of the property.
The fee for this service is $25. If the request involves more than one property, please contact us to determine if more than one fee is necessary. If you pay by check please make it payable to “County of Henrico.” If you would prefer to pay online please let us know, and we will email payment instructions when we process your request. Our turn-around time is typically one to two weeks. If we need to order files from the offsite archives, it may take a few days longer.
Please note that we are not able to provide broad, general statements such as “all buildings on the property are in compliance with all regulations” or “all uses on the property are lawful.“ We will provide as much information as can be found in our records. The letter may also refer you to other agencies for further information.