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, Hampton Youth Commission, Planning Commission, and Wetlands Board
  • Provides strategic master plans, the Hampton Community Plan (PDF), 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. Book an appointment online for permits and zoning

    Feb. 3, 2021 - Community Development is now offering online appointment scheduling to book meetings, reviews, or discuss permits. Read on...
  2. State grants will help Hampton address flooding

    Oct. 6, 2021 - The City of Hampton received three state grants worth a total of $433,164 for projects that address impacts of flooding, sea-level rise, and extreme weather, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. Read on...
  3. Hampton to receive $9 million in grants from state’s flood preparedness program

    Hampton will receive more than $9 million in grants to deal with sea level rise and extreme weather as part of an ongoing statewide effort. Read on...
  4. Governor comes to Hampton to introduce state coastal resiliency plan

    Dec. 7, 2021 - Gov. Ralph Northam visited Hampton on Tuesday afternoon for a ceremony in which he introduced the inaugural Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan to address climate change and its effects on the commonwealth. Read on...