Development Process

Central Permitting Division

All land-use application processing and permit issuance is handled by Isle of Wight County’s Central Permitting Division. The County’s offices of Planning and Zoning, Inspections and Engineering are all located in the same building. A new, streamlined review process with designated timelines depending on permit type has been developed to ensure requests get processed as quickly as possible. To start the review process, applications and the accompanying documents can now be submitted via email to

Call Central Permitting at 757-365-6211.

Planning & Zoning Applications and Checklists

Pre-Application Meetings

Economic Development staff is available to help businesses navigate the development process. Staff coordinates monthly pre-application meetings and encourages anyone who plans to submit an application for a development project to attend and get feedback from Planning and Zoning, Inspections, Utilities, Stormwater and Economic Development representatives. Call 757-356-1962 for more information.