The Planning Department assists the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and other designated committees in establishing and implementing community development policies for the County. It reviews proposals for changes in plans, ordinances, land use, and the division of land, ensuring consistency with Federal, State, and local regulations and policies. The staff also shares policy information with the Board, Planning Commission, other boards, committees, and the public. The primary source of revenue for the department comes from zoning permits and various fees.
The Planning and Zoning departments of the County and Town are separate entities, each responsible for planning, community development, and code enforcement within their respective jurisdictions. However, through a mutual agreement, the County provides building inspection services to both localities. The County Planning Department and Building Inspections are located in Suite 400 of the Warren County Government Center, while the Town Planning Department is housed on the lower level of the Front Royal Town Hall. For questions regarding the County, you can reach out to the Planning Staff at 540-636-3354 or via email.