Community Development
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The mission of Community Development is to create a vision for the future of Albemarle County through a proactive community planning effort that involves all stakeholders in a consensus building process and ensures that all new development reflects the community's vision. Armed with this vision and the Board of Supervisor's Strategic Plan, Community Development strives to achieve a future community of quality development, protected natural resources, vital business activity, and livable, walkable neighborhoods. With proactive, collaborative planning, we can effectively shape the County's future and your quality of life.

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Community Development is comprised of the following Divisions:

Information Services

Planning

Zoning

Engineering 

Building Inspections