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Building & Zoning


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:
2012 Virginia Construction Code (USBC, Part I) Effective July 14, 2014
2012 Virginia Rehabilitation Code (USBC, Part II) Effective July 14, 2014
2012 Virginia Maintenance Code (USBC, Part III) Effective July 14, 2014


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 Modification Application
*$50.00 fee
Board of Building Code Appeals Application
Stormwater Management BMP Maintenance Agreement   Building/Zoning/E&S Permit Application
Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical & Alterations Permit Application   VSMP General Permit Application
Land Disturbance Permit Application   VSMP Fee Application

Building Permit Fee Schedule

other useful forms and information

Zoning & Planning

Click Here for Zoning Map

Click Here for Comprehensive Plan

View Property/Tax Records Online

King & Queen County Code of Ordinances

One of the hallmarks of government in King and Queen County is its effort to conserve the county’s agricultural character and natural environment.

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 Residential Performance Agreement
Chesapeake Bay Exception   Plat Approval/Review
Plat Approving Process (Policy) *New


Planning Commission Meetings

The King & Queen County Planning Commission hold their meetings onthe 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 canceled.


Adopted 2018 Planning Commission
Monthly Meeting Dates

• January 3, 2018 (This is a Wednesday Meeting due to the New Year’s Holiday) Cancelled
• February 5, 2018
• March 5, 2018
• April 2, 2018
• May 7, 2018
• June 4, 2018
• July 2, 2018
• August 6, 2018
• September 4, 2018 (This is a Tuesday Meeting due to the Labor Day Holiday)
• October 1, 2018
• November 5, 2018 Cancelled
• December 3, 2018


Pursuant to Section 15.2-2204 of the Code of Virginia, the King & Queen County Planning Commission will hold several public meetings in the King & Queen Courts and Administration Building, General District Court Room, King & Queen Courthouse, Virginia, for the purpose of public comment regarding the draft Comprehensive Plan on the following dates…

• March 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
• April 2, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
• May 7, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Copies of the draft Plan can be found at the following locations…
• Middle Peninsula Regional Airport, 1000 Airport Road, Mattaponi, VA 23110
• King & Queen County Pamunkey Regional Library, 396 Newtown Road, St. Stephens Ch., VA 23148
• King & Queen Planning & Zoning Office, 242 Allen’s Circle, Suite L, King & Queen CH, VA 23085

It may also be viewed online

Planning Commission Members

Mailing Address
Sheila Morton
13428 Newtown Road
Newtown, VA 23126
Expires: 01/12/2019
Robert D. Harvey
7264 Newtown Road
St. Stephens Ch., VA 23148
Expires: 02/12/2022
James "Jimmy" Guess
P.O. Box 924
Tappahannock, VA 22560
St. Stephens Church
Expires: 01/12/2021


14519 Richmond Tappahannock Hwy.
St. Stephens Ch., VA 23148
St. Stephens Church
Expires: 12/14/2020
Robert W. Coleman, Jr.
182 River Bluff Lane
King & Queen C.H., VA 23085


William F. Herrin
1814 Coldwater Road
Mascot, VA 23108
Expires: 12/08/2018
2794 Clancie Road
Shacklefords, VA 23156
Expires: 01/31/2022
Barbara J. Hudgins
P.O. Box 549
West Point, VA 23181
Expires: 01/11/2019
Hunter B. Richardson
3997 Buena Vista Road
Shacklefords, VA 23156
Buena Vista
Expires: 02/23/2021
Franklin Massey
449 Gutheries Green
Shacklefords, VA 23156
Buena Vista
Expires: 01/11/2020


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