Planning, Zoning & Wetlands

The Mathews County Planning, Zoning and Wetlands Office has a multitude of responsibilities including:

  • Administration and enforcement of the Erosion and Sediment Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance, and Wetlands Administration
  • Long range land use planning
  • Serves as the chief administrative officer for:
    • The Board of Zoning Appeals, a five-member citizen board which decides variances and may review decisions of the Zoning Administrator
    • The seven-member Planning Commission which advises the Board of Supervisors on land use issues