Planning & Zoning
PLANNING
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 Administration 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.
 
PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS & WORK SESSIONS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS – SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS  

The Charlotte County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm, or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Charlotte County Administration Office, 250 LeGrande Avenue, Suite A, Charlotte Court House.  The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment regarding proposed amendments to Charlotte County Zoning Ordinance Section 10-23, Solar Energy Systems, as follows:  

Addition of a regulation requiring utility-scale solar applicants to conduct a public community meeting to provide project information.  The proposed amendment establishes requirements for timing, location, and advertising of said meeting. 

Increased setbacks for utility-scale solar in Section 10-23-6 to require a minimum setback of 125 feet from the center line of any state-maintained road abutting the property; a minimum setback of 75 feet from all other external property lines; and a minimum setback of 400’ from all off-site residential structures unless otherwise prescribed by the Board of Supervisors.  

Additional details are available here or by contacting the Administration Office at the above address or 434-542-5117 during normal business hours.   

The Planning Commission will meet following the hearing to consider a final recommendation on the amendments.  The Board of Supervisors must then conduct a public hearing on this matter prior to acting upon it.  

Persons affected may present their views at the hearing or may provide comments in writing.  Written comments can be delivered to the Administration Office; mailed to PO Box 608, Charlotte Court House, VA, 23923; or emailed to publiccomments@charlottecountyva.gov and should identify the subject and commenter’s name & address.  The hearing will also be live-streamed; livestream information can be obtained by contacting the Administration Office
 
MEETING INFORMATION
May 25, 2021 Meeting Packet

Meeting Audio Recordings

May 25, 2021

April 27, 2021

March 23, 2021

March 4, 2021

January 26, 2021

December 15, 2020

October 27, 2020

September 22, 2020

August 25, 2020

July 25, 2020 Meeting Audio was not recorded due to technical difficulties

June 23, 2020

May 28, 2020

April 28, 2020



 
PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS
DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE TERM EXPIRES
A - County Seat Andrew Carwile 12/31/23
B - Wylliesburg / Red Oak Deborah Haskins 12/31/21
C - Drakes Branch Kerwin Kunath 12/31/23
D - Keysville Kenny Howard 12/31/21
E - Cullen / Red House Cornell Goldman 12/31/23
F - Aspen / Phenix Clark Poindexter 12/31/22
G - Bacon / Saxe W.V. Nichols 12/31/23
     
Town of Drakes Branch Eugene Wells, Jr.  
Town of Keysville Jim Benn 12/31/24
Town of Charlotte Court House David Watkins, Jr.  
Town of Phenix Gladys Reid  
     
Representative of the Board of Supervisors Kay Pierantoni  

ZONING
Charlotte County's Zoning Administrator 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.  County Administrator Dan Witt serves as the County's Zoning Administrator

ZONING PERMIT APPLICATIONS, ORDINANCES AND PLANNING DOCUMENTS


Zoning Application
Conditional Use Permit Application
Zoning Ordinance
Subdivision Ordinance
Comprehensive Plan
Building Permit Application (See our Permit webpage for more information)
Water Protection