Architectural Review Board

Purpose:The Architectural Review Board (ARB) administers the requirements of the Historic Preservation Overlay (HPO) District of the Hanover County Zoning Ordinance.


The ARB makes advisory recommendations on all applications for rezonings, conditional use permits, special exceptions and variances proposed within HPO Districts. The ARB hears and decides all applications for certificates of approval. The ARB may also add or revise HPO Districts.




The ARB consists of five citizens, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, who have demonstrated interest in the preservation of historical and architectural landmarks. At least two members of the ARB must have professional training or equivalent experience in architecture, history, architectural history, archaeology or planning.

Terms of Service:

Four year terms

Contact Person(s):

Megan Dalzell, Senior Planner

Meeting Schedule:

The fourth Tuesday of the month
Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Planning Department Conference Room - 2nd Floor
Hanover County Administration Building
7516 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069

Further Information:

(804) 365-6171