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Planning Division
101-A Mounts Bay Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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P: 757-253-6685
F: 757-253-6822
HOTLINE: 757-259-4990




Hours of Operation


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Current Ordinances


The current Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance for James City County is available online as part of the County Code.  The Subdivision Ordinance is in Chapter 19 and the Zoning Ordinance is in Chapter 24.  Each chapter is then broken down into articles and divisions based on the type of information it contains.  Chapter 24, Article 5 contains regulations pertaining to specific zoning districts.  For easier reference to locate the regulations for a particular zoning district within Article 5, please use the following as a guide:

A-1, General Agricultural
Division 2
R-1, Limited Residential
Division 3
R-2, General Residential
Division 4
R-4, Residential Planned Communities
Division 5
R-5, Multifamily Residential
Division 6
R-6, Low-Density Residential
Division 7
R-8, Rural Residential
Division 8
LB, Limited Business
Division 9
B-1, General Business
Division 10
M-1, Limited Business/Industrial
Division 11
M-2, General Industrial
Division 12
RT, Research and Technology
Division 13
PUD, Planned Unit Development
Division 14
MU, Mixed Use
Division 15
PL, Public Land
Division 16

Information about special regulations (including sidewalks, parking, signs, landscaping, and wireless communications facilities) is available in Article II, Divisions 1-6. 

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