Planning Commission


  • The Commission meets in the Board Room of Hanover County Administration Building.
  • The 2019 meeting schedule is below:

Regular Meeting Dates Continued Meeting Date (if needed)
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019 Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019 Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Thursday, December 12, 2019 Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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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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