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Applications, Permits & Fees


Board of Zoning Appeals $150
Special Use Permit $200
Major Site Plan Approval $500
Planning Commission Review & Comment on Preliminary Major Site Plan $100
Minor Site Plan $100
Site Plan Amendment $100
Rezoning Request $300
Variance Request $150
Preliminary Subdivision Fee $100 plus $10 each additional lot
Final Subdivision Fee $75 plus $5 each additional lot

Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines

Site Plan Review Committee Submit by: 1st Monday
Meeting: 2nd Wednesday
Planning Commission Submit by: 3rd Friday
Meeting: 4th Wednesday of following month
Board of Zoning Appeals Submit by: 2nd Friday
Meeting: 1st Monday of following month


Request Form for Zoning Inspections (Zoning Violation Form)
Board of Zoning Appeals Application
Application for Home Occupation
Application for Rezoning, Subdivision, Site Plans, Towers, and Special Use Permit
Temporary Event Permit
Minor Site Plan Checklist
Major Site Plan Checklist
Tower Permit Application Guidelines and Checklist
Application for Zoning Permit: Small Wind Energy System Tower
Request for Zoning Inspection Enforcement

Payment Information

Checks should be payable to COUNTY OF NELSON and mailed to: Planning & Zoning Department, P.O. Box 558, Lovingston, VA 22949

Payments at Planning & Zoning Department:  Cash, check or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover).  Credit card payments also by calling 434-263-7090.

Contact Us
Physical Address
80 Front Street
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 558
Lovingston, VA 22949
Sandy Shackelford | Director
Emily Hjulstrom | Secretary
fax: 434-263-7086