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Planning Commission

The Elkton Planning Commission is a group made up of six volunteers & one council member. They are appointed by council and serve 4 year terms to act as an advisory board on zoning and land issues. They serve both the council and the zoning administrator. The commission proactively works toward this goal, by maintaining the Comprehensive Plan for the town, reviewing ordinances and recommending revisions, recommending proper zoning for all property brought into the town by annexation and/or boundary line adjustments, and other land development issues.

Members are compensated a small fee monthly to serve on the board. At our meetings, which are always open to the public, we discuss issues as they arise. Our objective is to help individuals and businesses achieve their goals within the boundaries of the town code and in a way that benefits the whole community. We welcome anyone interested to be our guest. Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers located in the Elkton Area Community Center at 20593 Blue and Gold Drive at 7:00pm. Notice will be posted in advance if a meeting is rescheduled.

Meeting Dates


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Regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers located in the Community Center at 20593 Blue & Gold Drive at 7:00 PM. Notice will be posted if a meeting is rescheduled.


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The Town of Elkton Planning Commission serves in an advisory capacity to town council to plan for the future development of our town. It’s common duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Planning Commission By-Laws

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Planning Commissioners

Name Address Telephone Term
Daniel Talbot
611 4th Street
Elkton, Virginia 22827
(540) 820-7933
Roy E. Davis
Vice Chair
202 Hill Avenue
Elkton Virginia 22827
(540) 298-8977
Dorenda Flick
415 Lee Avenue
Elkton Virginia 22827
(540) 298-1603 1/28/2019-
Jodi Gooden

211 Lewis Avenue, Apt C
Elkton Virginia 22827
Joey Merica

99 Ashby Avenue
Elkton Virginia 22827
(540) 383-6273 11/30/2018-11/30/2022
Donna Mowbray 402 N Stuart Avenue
Elkton Virginia 22827
(540) 298-9370 06/30/2015-06/30/2019
Margaretta Isom - Council Representative 434 Wirt Avenue
Elkton Virginia 22827
(540) 298-8630 Per Council

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§ 110-800 Applicability of provisions

These regulations shall be administered in accordance with the provisions below.

§ 110-801 Zoning Administrator

A. Appointment. The Zoning Administrator shall be appointed by and shall serve at the pleasure of the Town of Elkton town Council which shall fix the compensation of the Zoning Administrator.

B. Powers and duties relating to zoning. The Zoning Administrator is authorized and empowered on behalf of and in the name of the Elkton Town Council to administer and enforce the provisions set forth herein, including receiving applications, inspecting premises, and issuing building permits and certificates of occupancy for uses and structures which are in conformance with the provisions of this chapter. The Zoning Administrator shall have all necessary authority on behalf of the Elkton Town Council to administer and enforce this chapter, including and ordering, in writing, the remedy for any condition found in violation of this chapter, and the bringing of legal actions, including injunction or abatement, or other appropriate action or proceedings, to ensure compliance with this chapter. The Zoning Administrator does not have the authority to take final action on applications or matters involving variances or on special exceptions, on which final action is reserved to the Board of Zoning Appeals or governing body.

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Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

The Town of Elkton Board of Zoning Appeals was established pursuant to the provisions of Article 7, Chapter 22, Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia. The duties of the BZA powers, duties, and procedures are set forth in broad terms in the State Code and are furthered detailed in the Code for Town of Elkton.

Board of Zoning Appeals Code

Application for Variances before the Board of Zoning Appeals

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What is zoning?

dental officeThis information is provided in an attempt to inform the public of when you should check with the zoning administrator for a permit. Any type of remodeling (interior and/or exterior), sub-divisions of acreage, boundary line adjustments, rezoning, electrical, mechanical, fences, decks, porches (covered & uncovered), driveways, new construction, tent set-up, signs of all types, detached garage or metal sheds, and accessory buildings. If you don't see your project listed just call the zoning administrator at 540-713-4062 for more information. If you go to Rockingham County first, your chances of being sent back to the town for a permit is about 99.99%.

ZONING is a device of democratic people for mutual protection. The protection is from those who recognize no rights of others, insist upon all rights for themselves.

Zoning is the best method so far devised for directing building development for the combined purpose of securing safety from fire and accident, protection of health, morals, comfort, prosperity and general welfare, preservation of property values and improvement, and beautifying of towns.

Our right to property is the same as our right to liberty; it is subject to the greater rights of all the citizens.

Roanoke Planning Commission

Is zoning ever changed and if so how do I make a request?

First you must apply at the Zoning Office located at 20593 Blue and Gold Drive or call 540-713-4062 and speak with the Zoning Administrator. Zoning may not be considered for change until the Planning Commission and Town Council hold Public Hearings on the zoning change proposal(s).

How do I learn of proposed zoning changes?


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Applications/Forms (PDF)

Zoning Permit Request Form - Business

Zoning Permit Request Form - Residential

Application for Variances before the Board of Zoning Appeals

Checklist for permanent street closure

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