Planning & Zoning Administration

Performs planning, zoning and environmental functions:
  • Administers the zoning ordinance and manages land use applications by evaluating their consistency with adopted city policies
  • Provides staff support to the Board of Zoning Appeals, Chesapeake Bay Review Committee, Hampton Youth Commission, Planning Commission, and Wetlands Board
  • Provides strategic master plans, the Hampton Community Plan, and policies to guide future development
  • Contributes design assistance on development projects in special districts
  • Contributes environmental expertise and reviews related to regulation and enforcement of Chesapeake Bay and wetlands protection requirements
  • Coordinates with regional planning efforts
  • Develops relationships with key stakeholder groups to build upon Hampton’s historical strengths and assets to leverage new investment and partnerships
  • Proposes amendments to codes and ordinances to comply with state law and ensures agreement with the Hampton Community Plan
  • Tracks Census, demographic, and other community data measures and trends
  1. Top news
  2. Meetings & events
  1. Community meeting set for Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss Fox Hill Neighborhood Center

    Nov. 16, 2018 - Hampton’s Community Development Department will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m., to refine neighborhood priorities for the new Fox Hill Neighborhood Center. Read on...
  2. Your group can hold its own meeting to talk about Community Plan 2040

    Nov. 19, 2018 - What is your vision for the future of Hampton, and what do we need to get there in the next five years? The next 20? City officials have begun updating the community plan, and we want your help for the next step. Read on...
  3. Applications accepted starting Oct. 22 for Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory group

    Starting Oct. 22 and ending Nov. 9, the city will accept applications for Hampton's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Read on...
  4. Due to weather, schedule conflicts, Home Repair Blitz has been postponed

    Oct. 17, 2018 - Due to forecast weather and scheduling problems, the Home Repair Blitz set for this weekend has been postponed until May 4. Read on...
  5. Applications accepted starting Oct. 22 for Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory group

    Starting Oct. 22 and ending Nov. 9, the city will accept applications for Hampton's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Read on...
  6. Hampton 2040: Help kick off a major update to the city's Community Plan on Oct. 30

    Oct. 11, 2018 - Help kick off a major update to the city’s Community Plan. That plan — Hampton 2040 — will be a road map for the city’s future, and we need your perspective to set the right course. Read on...
  7. Reminder: building, plumbing and other permit applications can be submitted by email

    Sept. 27, 2018 - Hampton's Community Development Department reminds us that we can save a tree - and cut down on paperwork - by using your email to submit building, plumbing electrical, mechanical and zoning permit applications. Read on...