Planning & Zoning


The Greene County Planning and Zoning Department meets the needs of the public by reviewing various applications which include, but are not limited to, property development, new construction, property divisions, signs, and certifications to insure that county regulations are adhered to. In order to achieve these goals, staff works with other agencies to review, inspect, and enforce applicable requirements and regulations throughout the construction process while assisting business owners, property owners, and applicants in accomplishing their proposed projects.



 Planning Commission's Public participation will be hybrid in-person and remote via telephone and/or electronic means.   

The meeting may be viewed at the following link **** Granicus

Your comments for public hearings are welcome by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All emails received will be shared with the Planning Commission and kept in a permanent file.

 To attend the meeting by telephone, please dial the number below and follow the instructions when prompted. To comment during the public hearing, follow the instructions below to “raise your hand”.  Your connection will be unmuted and you will be able to make your comment.  Please clearly state your name for the record.  

  • To “raise your hand” by telephone connection: push *9 on your touch-tone phone. 
  • To “raise your hand” by video connection: click on “reactions” at the bottom of your screen.  A hand will appear with "raise hand" beside it.  Click on the “raise your hand” button.

The Planning Commission will begin the meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Dial-in number: US Toll-free 1-877-853-5257

Meeting ID: 862 6930 5318

Passcode: 350227

 You can use this link to connect to the live video meeting 

Meeting ID: 862 6930 5318 

Passcode: 350227

 For the safety of our community, the Greene County Administration Building has restricted access to the lobby only.  Drop boxes are provided to allow customers to make paper submittals to our departments and to retrieve written responses without waiting for the mail.

There are copies of the forms provided in the lobby area for your convenience.  If payment is necessary, envelopes have been provided as well.  You may also mail submissions and payments as needed.  We are encouraging our citizens to contact staff, via email or phone, to discuss the most efficient way to provide a submittal.  

For your convenience, online payment is available by utilizing the link below:

This link is ONLY for payment of permits to the Building Inspections, Planning/Zoning Department, and E&S/Stormwater permits.  Do not pay utility bills, taxes, or businesses license with this link.

A convenience fee is charged to pay by card at a 3% rate with a $1 minimum. This fee is calculated on the site once the amount to pay is entered. So the customer knows the fee before agreeing to the payment. 

Please feel free to contact us if there are any questions or concerns.

We will continue to provide excellent customer service to our community.




  • How close can I build to my property line?

    Each zoning district has setback requirements that may vary by district. Please contact the Planning and Zoning Department to obtain the accurate setback information prior to beginning construction.
  • Do I need a permit to build a fence?

    Fences are not regulated by the Greene County Zoning Ordinance. However, there may be height restrictions related to fences that may be addressed by the Building Inspections Department. Please contact the Building Inspections Department for further information.
  • Do I need a permit to build a shed?

    Residential accessory storage structures 256 square feet or less are exempt from building and zoning permits. Please contact the Building Inspections Department for more information relating to building permits.
  • How can I register a complaint?

    Complaints may be registered by completing a Complaint Form and submitting it to the Planning and Zoning Department.
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Contact the Planning & Zoning Department


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 358
Stanardsville, VA 22973


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By Phone

Fax: 434-985-1459

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

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