Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department manages the County's long-range planning efforts and coordinates the County's development review process. This department also administers the County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.
The Planning and Zoning Department also provides staff support for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Activities managed by this department include rezoning, special exception review, zoning text amendments to the zoning ordinance, assistance in site plan/subdivision plat review and evaluation, development and maintenance of the Comprehensive Plan, and other planning activities involving transportation, housing, public facilities, utilities, and resource protection. This department also is responsible for enforcing the Zoning Ordinance.

Geographic Information System

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Jeremy Bryant, Director/Interim County Administrator
Amherst County Administrative Offices
153 Washington St
P.O. Box 390, Amherst, VA 24521
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