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Building & Zoning

242 Allens Circle, Suite L
P.O. Box 177
King and Queen C.H., VA 23085

Phone (804) 785-5975
Fax (804) 785-5999

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Building Official, Vacant
Permit Technician, Kelly McKnight

The mission of the Building Department is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public by assuring that all buildings, structures and related equipment are constructed, installed and maintained in compliance with the standards contained within the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code is comprised of the following:
2015 Virginia Construction Code (USBC, Part I) Effective September 4, 2018
2015 Virginia Existing Building Code (USBC, Part II) Effective September 4, 2018
2015 Virginia Maintenance Code (USBC, Part III) Effective September 4, 2018



Accessory Structures
(garage, shed, carport, etc.)
Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing
Additions   Manufactured/Modular Home
Alterations   Single-Family Homes
Commercial Structures   Sign
Decks, ADA Ramp & Porches   Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
Demolition   Marine Construction
Storage Tank    


The following forms are in Acrobat (pdf) format. If you do not have a copy of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader currently installed on your computer, click here to install it.

Request for Building Modification Application
*$50.00 fee
Board of Building Code Appeals Application
Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical & Alterations Permit Application   Building/Zoning/E&S Permit Application
Land Disturbance Permit Application   Floodplain Development Application

Building Permit Fee Schedule

King & Queen County Safe, Adequate and Proper (SAP) Application

other useful forms and information



Zoning & Planning

Director of Community Development, Donna Elliott Sprouse
Enviornmental Codes Compliance Officer, Joshua Rellick


Mobile Food Vending Application Packet

Click Here for Comprehensive Plan

View Property/Tax Records Online

King & Queen County Code of Ordinances


It is the responsibility of this department to administer and coordinate the land use policies of the county as stated in its Comprehensive Plan and implemented in its Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. A key tool in the efforts of the planning department is the Geographic Information System (GIS) whereby all of the physical attributes of the county are assembled to help understand the interrelationship of these attributes.

Administrative Appeal

Family Subdivision &
One & Two Lot Subdivision

Conditional Use Permit   Variance
Level Two Site Plan   Zoning District Change
Level Three Site Plan   Zoning Text Change
Minor & Major Subdivisions   Zoning Fee Schedule
Requirements for RPA Plat(s)   Family Subdivision Affidavit
Sample Letter of Credit Plat Approving Process (Policy)  
Chesapeake Bay Exception   Plat Approval/Review
Floodplain Development Application    



Planning Commission Meetings

The King & Queen County Planning Commission hold their meetings on the first Monday of every month. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held in the General District Courtroom in the Courts and Administrative Building. Occasionally, due to legal holidays or other conflicts, meeting dates and times are changed or cancelled.


Adopted 2021 Planning Commission
Monthly Meeting Dates
(Select a date to view the meeting agenda, if underlined)

January 4, 2021- Cancelled
February 1, 2021
March 1, 2021 - Cancelled
April 5, 2021 - Cancelled
May 3, 2021
June 7, 2021
July 6, 2021 (This is a Tuesday Meeting)
August 2, 2021 - Cancelled
September 7, 2021 (This is a Tuesday Meeting)
October 4, 2021 - Cancelled
November 1, 2021
December 6, 2021

*All meetings will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom unless otherwise noted.


Planning Commission Members


Mailing Address
Sheila Morton
13428 Newtown Road
Newtown, VA 23126
Expires: 01/12/2023
Robert D. Harvey
7264 Newtown Road
St. Stephens Ch., VA 23148
Expires: 02/12/2022
Comer Jackson

314 Chatham Hill Road
St. Stephens Ch., VA 23148

St. Stephens Church
Expires: 05/10/2025


14519 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy.
St. Stephens Ch., VA 23148
St. Stephens Church
Expires: 12/14/2024
Robert W. Coleman, Jr.
182 River Bluff Lane
King & Queen C.H., VA 23085


William F. Herrin
1814 Coldwater Road
Mascot, VA 23108
Expires: 12/08/2022
2794 Clancie Road
Shacklefords, VA 23156
Expires: 01/31/2022
Barbara J. Hudgins
P.O. Box 549
West Point, VA 23181
Expires: 01/14/2023
Hunter B. Richardson
3997 Buena Vista Road
Shacklefords, VA 23156
Buena Vista
Expires: 03/08/2025
Ryan Burroughs
561 Taylorsville Road
Shacklefords, VA 23156
Buena Vista
Expires: 01/11/2024


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