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Zoning Administrator
Call Ryan Fincham if you are interested in subdivision, site plan development, or any information on zoning. His general duties include interpreting ordinances; issuing zoning permits; meeting with applicants; and preparing a variety of reports and records.  He also ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

County Code - Stormwater Management

Chapter 154 - Stormwater Management, adopted August 2010
Stormwater Design Manual

Ordinances, Maps and Forms
(updated 3/12/15)

ZONING MAPS County Zoning Maps
  pdf 2016 Zoning and Subdivision Supplement (157 KB) Ordinance amendments thru April 7, 2016
  pdf ZONING_ORDINANCE_2016 (5.80 MB) Complete Zoning Ordinance
  pdf ZO_Code_Table_of_Contents (223 KB)  
pdf Section 1 (225 KB) Authority, Purpose, and Intent
pdf Section 2 (265 KB) General Description of Zoning Districts, Map
pdf Section 3 (1.17 MB) Zoning District Regulations - permitted uses, setbacks, etc.
pdf Section 4 (443 KB) General regulations pertaining to lot configuration, signs, parking, drainage,
pdf Section 5 (288 KB) Special Use Permit regulations
pdf Section 6 (489 KB) Site Plan requirements
pdf Section 7 (287 KB) Board of Zoning Appeals
pdf Section 8 (314 KB) Zoning Amendments
pdf Section 9 (646 KB) Definitions
pdf Section 10 (229 KB) Administration Provisions
pdf Subdivision_Ordinance_2016 (3.96 MB) Complete Subdivision Ordinance
  pdf Subd. Ord. Table of Contents (201 KB)  
pdf Section 1 (203 KB) Purpose, Title, & General Provisions
pdf Section 2 (387 KB) Definitions
pdf Section 3 (203 KB) Administration
pdf Section 4 (395 KB) Procedures for Subdivision Approval
pdf Section 5 (249 KB) Environmental Inventory & Impact Statement
pdf Section 6 (209 KB) Consumer Disclosure Statements
pdf Section 7 (328 KB) Details of Plat Requirements
pdf Section 8 (269 KB) Design Requirements includes private access  easements
pdf Section 9 (217 KB) General Regulations
pdf Section 10 (242 KB) Special Regulations - cluster subd., flood plains, boundary line adjustments
pdf Section 11 (225 KB) Improvements & Bonds
pdf Section 12 (210 KB) Effectual Clauses


Land Development Application General Application  form for subdivisions, sites plans, etc.
Home Occupation Permit Home Business application
Land Disturbance Permit Any soil disturbance acitivity over 10,000 sq. ft. requires a permit
Minor Land Disturbance Permit Any soil disturbance acitivity under 10,000 sq. ft. requires a permit
Agreement in Lieu of Soil disturbance acitivity for construction of single family dwelling requires a permit
Sign Permit No signs maybe erected without a sign permit
Zoning Permit Any structure over 150 sq. ft. requires a zoning permit
Certificate of Appropriateness Required if building or altering structures in the White Post or Millwood Historic District
Criteria for Certicifacte of Appropriateness Criteria for the review of Certificates of Appropriateness
pdf Land use application filing deadlines (21 KB) Cutoff dates for submission of materials to be placed on Planning Commission meeting agenda
General Information  
pdf Fee Schedule (January 2015) (136 KB) Cost of doing business
Setback in AOC, FOC and Rural Residential Zoning Districts Building setback requirements
Overview of Clarke County Zoning Regualtions Descibes Clarke's unique Zoning including Sliding Scale
Code of Virginia Link to State regulations