Process Guides

Site Plan

Persons interested in filing a request for a Special Use Permit or Rezoning must contact the Department of Neighborhood Development Services at 434-970-3182 to schedule a pre-application meeting with the appropriate planner for the proposed project.

View the Development Review Procedures (PDF).

View the Site Plan Review Process (PDF).


Charlottesville Code of Ordinances

View the Charlottesville Code of Ordinances for additional information on the following:

  • Downtown Mall - Chapter 28
  • Subdivision - Chapter 29
  • Water Protection Ordinance - Chapter 10
  • Zoning Ordinance - Chapter 34

Noise Ordinance

Contact Police Non-Emergency 434-970-3280. Charlottesville Police Department is responsible for the enforcement of the Noise Ordinance (PDF).

Standards & Design Manual