Planning & Zoning
The Planning Commission serves as an advisory board to the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors & is responsible for updating the county's comprehensive plan, reviewing county land use ordinances and evaluating various land use applications.  The Planning Commission meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the County Administrator's Office (250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House.) Meetings are held at 7:30 pm from March through October.  All other months, meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

2013 Planning Commission Report

Charlotte County's Zoning Administrator, Russell B. Clark, Jr., works with the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals to promote the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the public through orderly development in the County. Responsibilities of the Zoning Administrator include providing technical assistance to  citizens and businesses and reviewing zoning permit applications, property divisions and subdivision plats to ensure they meet the requirements of all local ordinances.

The County is currently working on updating their zoning & subdivision ordinances.  For more information on this project see the ordinance review webpage.


In the spring of 2013 Charlotte County's Planning Commission began working with community planners from Placeworks Collaborative to update the County's zoning & subdivision ordinances.  The purpose of this project is to address outdated terminology, clarify regulations, address new zoning issues, bring zoning and subdivision requirements in line with current usage and make the ordinances more user-friendly.  The Planning Commission is currently working to address several remaining issues.  Once those are resolved, a public hearing will be held before the ordinances are considered for adoption.  For more information contact Monica Elder, County Planner, at 434-542-5117.  

Working Drafts -  Subdivision Ordinance Draft
                          Zoning Ordinance Draft

Comprehensive Plan
Zoning Ordinances
Zoning Permits
Water Protection