Planning & Zoning


Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all Roanoke County buildings will be closed to the public. All business will be done by phone, email or online. For zoning or land use inquiries, please contact us at (540 772-2068 or email us at We will make every attempt to provide services over the phone or via email. Roanoke County appreciates your patience with the implementation of temporary changes to County operations and services.


The Planning Department helps shape our community by:

  • Informing citizens about land use and planning initiatives
  • Administering the zoning ordinance and land use codes
  • Preparing planning studies for neighborhoods, community planning areas, transportation corridors, and other special study areas