The Zoning Administrator's Office is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that structures are built within the required property setbacks
  • Working with the Planning Commission on land development and changes
  • Working with the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Oversees the State of Virginia erosion and sediment control laws on all single family homes and commercial sites within the County as well as the Towns of Boydton, Chase City, Clarksville, and La Crosse
  • If you prefer to  mail your Zoning Application, please mail them to the Zoning Office at P.O. Box 307, Boydton, VA 23917. 

All single family home sites require an agreement in lieu of a plan and all commercial sites require an approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plan before construction begins.

If the land disturbing activity is  equal to or greater than one acre,  a single family home site would require a agreement in lieu of plan  with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and their office may be reached at 


County Zoning Areas

The County of Mecklenburg is zoned as:

  • Agriculture
  • Business B-1
  • Industrial M-1
  • Residential R-1
  • Residential R-1A
  • Residential R-2
  • Residential R-2A

The required setbacks are different in each of the County's zoning areas.

Zoning Permits

A Zoning permit shall be required before any structures are erected on your property. This shall include farm structures, open carports, pre-fabricated buildings, additions and swimming pools. If there is not a residential home on the property, you will need to have property test for well and septic in order to put an accessory structures on property.   In approved zoning areas for campers, well and septic must be installed  and a operation permit issued prior to obtaining permits. A zoning permit  must be obtained prior to the construction or placement of accessory buildings on the property and for a new dwelling.

All new Residential Construction will need the following applications and blueprints sent to the Zoning Office:

  • A Zoning Application

  • Residential Land Disturbance Application

  •  Agreement in Lieu of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Application.


  • Zoning Application -$30.00
  • Land Disturbance (Residential) - $50.00
  • Land Disturbance (Commercial) - $200.00 application fee, then $200.00 per month from start to completed date
  • Special Exception Application - $325.00
  • Variance Application -$ 325.00
  • Application to Amend - $325.00
  • Rezoning Application - $325.00
  • Comprehensive Plan Review - $325.00

Information required for obtaining a zoning permit for a new home or replacing a home is as follows:

  1. Approval from the Health Department for well and septic
  2. Width and length of the structure
  3. Distance from all property lines
  4. What will be constructed at all doors (decks, porches and etc.)
  5. Erosion and sediment agreement in lieu of a plan
  6. Contractor name, Phone number and a copy of the Contractor license

If you should have any question please call the Zoning Administrator's Office before construction begins.