Planning Commission

To view Live Streaming of the Planning Commission Meeting, use this link and select "In Progress" button the day and time of meeting.


  •  The Commission meets in the Board Room of Hanover County Administration Building.
  • The 2023 meeting schedule is below:


Regular Meeting Dates Continued Meeting Date (if needed)
Thursday, January 18, 2024 Thursday, January 25, 2024
Thursday, February 15, 2024 Thursday, February 22, 2024
Thursday, March 21, 2024 Thursday, March 28, 2024
Thursday, April 18, 2024 Thursday, April 25, 2024
Thursday, May 16, 2024 Thursday, May 23, 2024
Thursday, June 20, 2024 Thursday, June 27, 2024
Thursday, July 18, 2024 Thursday, July 25, 2025
Thursday, August 15, 2024 Thursday, August 22, 2024
Thursday, September 19, 2024 Thursday, September 26, 2024
Thursday, October 17, 2024 Thursday, October 24, 2024
Thursday, November 21, 2024 Tuesday, November 26, 2024
Thursday, December 12, 2024 Thursday, December 19, 2024

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Henry District

Chickahominy District

Cold Harbor District

Beaverdam District

South Anna District

Mechanicsville District

Ashland District


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

Terms of Service

4-year terms


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. Watch Planning Commission meetings and previous minutes on the Granicus Hanover County website.


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.


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