Building and Zoning


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Creating and maintaining the healthy, attractive, vibrant community you want to live in begins with sound planning for compatible new building and development. The Building and Zoning Department is responsible for:

Comprehensive Plan and Community Planning

Planning staff work closely with you, your neighbors and elected officials to develop a consensus-based vision for our future. Read more about Vision 2030: Westmoreland's Comprehensive Plan Revision Process

Permit & Inspection Look-up

Land Use and Zoning

We make sure new development complies with codes and ordinances designed to protect our environment and ensure compatible land uses.

Soil and Water Conservation

Industry, construction and farming are just a few of the activities that can affect soil and water quality. We work to balance land productivity and environmental quality.

Wetland Management

Wetlands are beautiful and useful. Managing them well is essential to your quality of life in our county, which lies between two rivers.

Building Codes

Building codes, permits and the inspections that come with them ensure that your new construction is safe and able to stand up to environmental conditions.

Regional Planning

As a member of the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, we work with Richmond, Northumberland and Lancaster counties to identify and address land use opportunities and challenges that transcend county borders.

Westmoreland County TIP 411 Hotline

To send an anonymous tip via text message to the Westmoreland County Land Use, text the keyword WCLANDUSE and your tip to 847411

Click below to submit an anonymous tip electronically.

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Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 1000
Montross, VA 22520