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South Boston Planning Office
455 Ferry Street
PO Box 417
South Boston, Virginia 24592
Phone: 434.575.4244         Fax: 434.575.4275

Upcoming Meetings

Planning Commission: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 @ 6pm - (2nd Wednesday of the month)

Board of Zoning Appeals: - (2nd Thursday of the month -called as needed)

NOTE: The BZA meeting originally scheduled for April 13 has been rescheduled for April 27.

Welcome to the Town of South Boston Planning Department website!
The planning staff can assist you with questions regarding a variety of topics including:

  • new development and redevelopment;
  • 911 addressing;
  • zoning, subdivision, and land use;
  • variances and special use permits;
  • transportation planning;
  • urban design; and
  • housing.

Department Mission

The Planning Department exists to anticipate future needs and to implement orderly physical development in the Town of South Boston. It further exists to promote high community standards in a neighborly atmosphere and general knowledge of planning and zoning and to support the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission. The Department also accomplishes this through site plan review, inspections, and issuance of permits.

The mission of the Planning Department is to manage growth and promote the highest quality of development by:

  1. articulating the community vision of the Comprehensive Plan,
  2. providing information and creative recommendations based on sound planning practice,
  3. explaining and enforcing land use regulations, and
  4. supporting all other Departments in fulfilling the Town Mission.

Specifically, the Planning Department plans, directs, and manages all aspects of of comprehensive planning, development administration, inspections, and mapping processes. The Department is also responsible for budget and grant proposal preparation and administration, and planning and designing capital improvement projects.

Staff Contact Information

Hope Cole

Lee Pambid
CAD and Mapping Coordinator

Planning Director & Zoning Administrator


If you need information regarding Engineering, Erosion and Sediment Control, or Stormwater Control,
contact the Public Works Department - Alan Auld - at 434.575.4260.

Important Note on Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

If you are looking for online information on the Zoning (Chapter 114) and Subdivision (Chapter 94) Ordinances,
please refer to the online Town Code.

Projects and Topics

Following is a list of current planning projects and topics of discussion.

Taylor BuildingPaul C. Edmunds Memorial Park Click for large PDF version of the Zoning Map.
Cotton Mill

Community Visioning

Read the Vision 20/20 Community Strategic Plan.

If you have any questions, please call the Planning Office at 575-4244.

  Town of South Boston, Virginia
P.O. Box 417, 455 Ferry Street, South Boston, VA 24592
Phone: (434) 575-4200         Fax: (434) 575-4275        E-mail