Community Development Department

The Community Development Department works to ensure the continued development of the City of Waynesboro into a safe, prosperous, and livable community. This includes planning for future growth, maintaining high standards for new development, and improving quality of life in existing neighborhoods.

Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for enforcing standards for new construction, as well as enforcing minimum property maintenance and housing standards. The Division plays an important role in protecting public safety and improving quality of life in the City's neighborhoods.

Engineering Division

The Engineering Division is involved in development plan review, transportation engineering coordination and support, and project management. The Engineering Division ensures that new development can be sustainably serviced by the City's transportation and utility systems and that new public infrastructure can be efficiently maintained and integrated into existing systems. 

GIS Division

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division captures, maintains, and produces citywide geographic data. In addition, the GIS Division manages the City's online GIS and Real Estate Information Map.

Planning Division

The Planning Division enables Waynesboro's citizens and leaders to make prudent long-term decisions that improve the well-being of the community and realize the City's vision. The Planning Division handles all long-term planning, including the City's Comprehensive Plan, Transportation Plan, and neighborhood plans. The Planning Division also manages reviews and makes recommendations on all requests for subdivisions, rezonings, conditional use permits, and other actions involving a public process.

Property Maintenance & Minimum Housing Division

The Property Maintenance & Minimum Housing Division regulates the city’s nuisance, high grass, and inoperative vehicle ordinance, as well as Virginia minimum housing and property standards. Action by the Property Maintenance Division is generally prompted by citizen complaint, although limited proactive enforcement is utilized. 

Zoning Division

The Zoning Division is responsible for the application of Waynesboro's zoning ordinance. The Zoning Division reviews and approves all site plans for new by-right development to ensure that new development contributes to public safety, welfare, and quality of life for Waynesboro citizens and visitors.

Contact Us

Leslie Tate, Director of Community Development

Phone: 540-241-2375

The Community Development Department is currently in two locations:

Building, Zoning, & Property Maintenance Divisions

250 S. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Phone: 540-942-6628
Email: [email protected]

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Engineering, GIS, 
 & Planning Divisions

503 W. Main Street
Suite 204
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Phone: 540-942-6604
Fax: 540-942-6671

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.