Community Development

  1. Request to terminate groundwater monitoring at closed Landfill site on Hidden Rock Lane

    The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has reviewed a request by Goochland County to terminate groundwater monitoring at the closed Goochland County Landfill located on Hidden Rock Lane and deemed it technically and administratively complete. Read on...
  2. Zoning Ordinance Update

    Goochland County Updating the Zoning Ordinance. Read on...
  3. Shrink-Swell Soil Report Requirement for Building Permit Submittal - Effective : June 3, 2019

    Goochland County has soils that have the potential to shrink and/or swell with seasonal changes in moisture content. To reduce the risk of structural problems, the BI Dept. implemented this shrink/swell soil policy in accordance with USBC requirements. Read on...
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The Goochland County Community Development Department is comprised of multiple components including:


Community Development staff is directly responsible for the administration and management of these departments. Responsibilities also include support of the County's Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Design Review Committee.

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