A permit application number from the Planning and Zoning Department is required prior to paying any fees. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 804-693-1224 or e-mail PlanningStaff@gloucesterva.info for questions about planning applications and payments and ZoningStaff@gloucesterva.info for questions about zoning applications and payments. Fees can be paid either in person at the Treasurer’s Office or online through the Treasurer's Office Payment Options webpage.

Administrative Review Fees

Administrative Variance $275
Boundary Line Adjustment/Vacation $50
Commercial Site Plan $500, plus $50 per acre of disturbance or fraction thereof
Division Of Estate $100
Family Transfers $100 per transfer
Final Major Subdivision $100
In Part Parcel Subdivision $50
Minor Subdivision $100
Residential Development Plan $500, plus $50 per acre of disturbance or fraction thereof
Zoning Permit for Signs $50
Zoning Permit (All Others) $35

Administrative reviews are performed by Planning and Zoning staff in accordance with the Subdivision and/or Zoning Ordinances. Review of Commercial Site Plans and Residential Development Plans are coordinated through the County's Community Development Process and an additional fee may apply for the Erosion and Sediment Control component of these plans in accordance with the fee structure for Environmental Programs.

Planning Commission (PC) Review Fees

Conditional Use Permit $1000
Preliminary Plats for Major Subdivisions (PC review only) $100 per plat, plus $10 per lot
Proffer Amendment $300
Rezoning $1200, plus $10 per acre or fraction thereof

The Planning Commission (PC) acts as an advisory body to the County's Board of Supervisors. The PC reviews applications in accordance with the Subdivision and/or Zoning Ordinance and, after receiving public comments, makes a recommendation to the Board, who approves or denies the application.

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Review Fees

Appeal To BZA $275
Special Exception $275
Variance $275

In public hearings, the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) acts in a legislative capacity by reviewing, hearing, and deciding on Special Exception applications in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance. The BZA acts in a judicial capacity by reviewing, hearing, and deciding on applications for Variances from the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance. The Board of Zoning Appeals also hears and decides Appeals of orders, requirements, decisions, or determinations made by the Zoning Administrator in administration and enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.