Adjacent Property Owner Notice
Did you receive a letter from the Louisa County Community Development Department regarding the potential rezoning of an adjacent property? Learn more about the process below through related FAQs.
- Why did I receive a letter from Community Development but my next door neighbor did not?
The Code of Virginia details public notice requirements which are to notify adjacent landowners. You may share the information with neighbors that did not receive a letter.
- If my neighbor's property is rezoned, does that mean my property will be rezoned?
No. For your property to be rezoned, you would need to make a request to rezone your property to the Community Development Department, attend a formal pre-application meeting with County staff, and pay a fee when you submit a formal application for a rezoning.
- How can I tell my neighbor how I feel about this proposed rezoning application and learn more about it?
You may access our Land Use Application Database and read the zoning application from your neighbor. The application contains the applicants contact information. Feel free to contact them directly to learn more, or ask questions.
- How can I participate in the rezoning process?
When an applicant applies for a rezoning or Conditional Use Permit, the applicant is asked by County staff to hold a neighborhood meeting before moving onto the Planning Commission or Board of Supervisor Meetings for a formal vote. This means there will be three opportunities for you to participate in-person during the rezoning process.
- What is a Neighborhood Meeting?
Every locality is a bit different. The Louisa County neighborhood meeting is a chance for the public to ask questions from the applicant and learn more about what is being proposed. Community Development Staff is tasked in these meetings to write a summary of the meeting for a staff report that will be made publicly available and that will be read by both the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors members.
- Does my participation in these meetings matter?
Yes. County officials need to hear from the citizens. Every voice matters. Applicants also want to hear from you, so that they can make their proposed project fit within the community as best they can.
- How can I learn more about the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors meetings, to include my options for public comment?
Visit our Public Meeting Portal to find meeting agendas, and to see your options for submitting public comments in writing or in-person at a meeting.