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 2022 meeting schedule is below:


Regular Meeting Dates Continued Meeting Date (if needed)
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022 Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022 Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022 Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Thursday, July 21, 2022 Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Thursday, October 20, 2022 Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022 Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022 Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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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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