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 19, 2023 Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Thursday, February 16, 2023 Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023 Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023 Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023 Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023 Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Thursday, July 20, 2023 Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Thursday, August 17, 2023 Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Thursday, November 16, 2023 Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Thursday, December 14, 2023 Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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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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