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On November 15, 2021, the Charlottesville City Council unanimously voted to adopt the 2021 Comprehensive Plan update. The Document can be accessed here.
Welcome to Neighborhood Development Services. Our department contains Planning, Zoning, Building Permitting and inspections, and Property Maintenance.
Information on our response to COVID-19 can be found at these links:
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Building Inspections staff require four (4) full sets of plans and four (4) sets of plat showing the distance from the property line for new construction and additions, and two (2) sets of Plans for alterations.
Charlottesville has a rich historic and cultural legacy. This heritage not only creates the City’s unique sense of place, but also represents one of its primary economic and cultural assets.
View information related to the Planning Department.
We are responsible for upholding and enforcing Charlottesville’s Code of Ordinances and the Virginia Maintenance Code, both of which promote clean, safe, and attractive neighborhoods.
Get information about Zoning in the City of Charlottesville.