Development

In Spotsylvania County, land use and development are governed by Zoning Ordinances, Land Use Regulations, Building Codes, County Design Standards, Utilities Design and Construction Standards, as well as various Federal and State Agency Regulations.  

The information in this section serves to assist the Developer/Owner/Engineer/Contractor with the requirements that govern the design and construction of water and sanitary sewer infrastructure that will become part of the County's public water and sanitary sewer system.  This information is updated as it is approved and adopted.  

Should you have any questions with regard to the development of water and sanitary sewer infrastructure to be accepted into the public system, please contact the Utilities Development Services Manager at (540) 507-7300, Option 2, or send an email to: utilities@spotsylvania.va.us.  

Additional Resources:

Planning Department (LINK)
The Planning Department reviews development proposals for compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision Ordinance, Zoning Ordinance, and Design Standards Manual. 

Zoning Department (LINK)
The Zoning Division ensures that development and construction occurring in the County meets all applicable Federal, State and local Zoning laws. 

Code Compliance Department  (LINK)
Code Compliance ensures that development and construction occurring in the County meets all applicable Federal, State and local building, zoning and environmental engineering laws.

Virginia Department of Health (LINK)
Rappahannock Area Health District, Virginia Department of Health and Environmental Services

Spotsylvania County Code of Ordinances (LINK)
Code of the County of Spotsylvania, Virginia