Isle of Wight County adopted the first Zoning Ordinance in 1970 along with the creation of the Board of Zoning Appeals. The purpose of the Zoning Ordinance is to implement the Isle of Wight County Comprehensive Plan and promote and protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the present and future residences and businesses of the county.
The Board of Zoning Appeals is the body established under state law to provide relief in special cases where the strict application of the Zoning Ordinance would produce undue hardship to a landowner. The Board’s function is to hear and decide upon the interpretation and the application of the provisions of the Zoning Ordnance in these cases. Prior to hearing on an application, public notice is required in the local newspapers and notification is sent to the adjacent property owners regarding the request. When the Board determines that circumstances warrant favorable consideration, specific requirements of the Zoning Ordinance are relaxed.
Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Board of Zoning Appeals may present a petition to the Circuit Court of the County within thirty (30) days after the final decision by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
You can learn more about the Board of Zoning Appeals on the Information Sheet.
If you would like to review the Bylaws which will provide further details about how the meetings are conducted you can go to the Board of Zoning Appeals Bylaws.
If you would like further information on when the Board of Zoning Appeals meets you can go to the Board of Zoning Appeals Schedule.
If you would like to review past minutes of the Board of Zoning Appeals you can go to the Board of Zoning Appeals Minutes.
207 Red Oak Court
Glyn T. Willis
24291 Lovers Lane
Windsor, VA 23487
Ronald A. Spivey
120 Barclay Crescent
22150 Barrett Town Road
Sandra W. Robinson, Secretary
P. O. Box80
Isle of Wight,VA 23397