Board of Supervisors


The Board of Supervisors is the governing body for Hanover County.

Board of Supervisors meetings have been video streamed since October 14, 2015. Click here to watch Board of Supervisors meetings, view the agenda or view previous minutes.


The Board makes decisions on rezoning and other land use matters, passes ordinances, formulates policies, sets the annual County budget and, in general, directs the county government.




Voters in each of Hanover County's seven magisterial districts elect one representative on the Board.

Terms of Service:

Four-year terms

Contact Person(s):

Cecil R. Harris, Jr., County Administrator

Meeting Schedule:

The Board generally meets on the second Wednesday at 3 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. Generally, the Board holds only one meeting in the months of July, August and December. In July and August, the meeting is held on the fourth Wednesday, while in December the one meeting is held on the second Wednesday. In November, the second meeting of the month is held on the fourth Tuesday rather than the fourth Wednesday. The Board can also schedule special meetings. 


All Board of Supervisors meetings are open to the public. A citizens’ time is scheduled at the beginning of each meeting at which any citizen can address the Board for up to five minutes on any matter within the scope of the Board’s authority that is not on the agenda for that meeting. If you have issues or questions for any agenda items, you are encouraged to contact, prior to the Board meeting, applicable County staff and/or your Board representative. 

Meeting Location:

The Board meets in the first-floor meeting room in the Administration Building at Hanover Courthouse. The address is 7516 County Complex Road, Hanover VA 23069

Further Information:

County Administrator's Office, (804) 365-6005.