Director:  Gregg Zody, AICP
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 92, Nottoway, VA  23955
Physical Address:  344 West Courthouse Road, Crewe, VA  23930
Telephone:  434-645-8696     Fax:  434-645-8667

The Planning Department is able to assist citizens in ordinance compliance, land division questions, subdivisions, and a variety of land-use questions. County planning goals rely on the Nottoway County Comprehensive Plan to guide growth and development throughout the locality.

Nottoway County Board of Supervisors is responsible for zoning in all unincorporated areas of the county. Zoning information is documented in the Nottoway County Zoning Ordinance. The zoning ordinance contains intents and purposes, permitted uses by right and by special exception, as well as rules and regulations for the various zoning districts found in Nottoway County.

The Board of Supervisors of Nottoway County has, under the authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia, enacted this zoning ordinance for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the county.

The Nottoway County Zoning Ordinance is designed (1) to provide for adequate light, air, convenience of access, safety for fire, flood and other dangers; (2) to reduce or prevent congestion in the public streets; (3) to facilitate the creation of a convenient, attractive and harmonious community; (4) to expedite the provision of adequate police and fire protection, disaster, evacuation, civil defense, transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, forests, playgrounds, recreational facilities, airports, and other public requirements; (5) to protect against destruction of or encroachment upon historic areas; and (6) to protect against one or more of the following: overcrowding of land, undue densities of populations in relation to the community facilities existing or available, obstruction of light and air, danger and congestion in travel and transportation, or loss of life, health or property from fire, flood, panic or other dangers.

Nottoway County’s zoning regulations and districts have been drawn with reasonable consideration for the existing use of property, the suitability of properties for various uses, the trends of growth or change, the current and future requirements of the community as to land for various purposes as determined by population and economic studies and other studies, the transportation requirements of the community, and the requirements for schools, parks, playgrounds, and other public services; and for the conservation of properties and their values and the encouragement of the most appropriate use of land throughout the County.