The Planning Division provides staff support to the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission, and its subcommittees. Staff is responsible for processing and reviewing rezonings, special use permits, height waivers, site plans and subdivisions.
Staff makes planning-related policy recommendations to the Planning Commission, responds to citizen inquires, implements the Comprehensive Plan, and acts as a liaison to a variety of other Board-appointed committees, community organizations and government entities.
- Where can I find out additional information about submittal procedures and requirements?
Please consult our Development Procedures page.
- When is the next submittal deadline for rezonings and special use permits? What about cases that require approval by the Development Review Committee?
For deadlines and meeting dates, please consult the
- I submitted a site plan or subdivision a few weeks ago. Where can I check on the status of this case?
PermitLink enables you to search for development cases in multiple ways (by street name, tax map number, case type or number, and more) and lets you access basic case information, check on the status of review, and view agency comments related to the selected case.
- I see a red sign posted in front of a property. Where can I find out what it means?
James City County must advertise and post signs on the property for all rezoning and special use permit applications that will be heard by the Planning Commission. Try to write down the number on the sign or note the road the sign is on or a nearby landmark. Use PermitLink to search for the case by street or subdivision name or case number. Alternatively, you can either call the Planning Division to find out additional information or come into the office to view the case file and submitted plans.