Planning Commission


The Code of Virginia authorizes the Planning Commission to prepare a comprehensive plan for the community, as well as establish tools of plan implementation including a subdivision ordinance, capital improvement program and zoning ordinance. The commission serves as an advisory agent to the Board of Supervisors.

Beginning November 19, 2015, Planning Commission meetings are video streamed. Click here to watch Planning Commission meetings and previous minutes.


The commission holds public hearings on all rezoning cases and conditional use permit requests and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. In some cases, the commission is directed to review building elevations, site layout, signage or other design items to ensure consistency with proffers accepted during the rezoning process. The commission is also responsible for the approval of certain preliminary subdivision plats and amendments to preliminary plats.




Seven citizens, appointed by the Board of Supervisors, who represent each of the seven magisterial districts.

Terms of Service:

Four year terms

Contact Person(s):

David P. Maloney, Planning Commission Secretary 

Meeting Schedule:

The third Thursday of the month
Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.
Some meetings may begin at 7:00 p.m. See the upcoming meeting schedule for more details.

Meeting Location:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Room (Auditorium) 
Hanover County Administration Building – 1st Floor 
7516 County Complex Road 
Hanover, VA 23069

Further Information:

(804) 365-6171