Community Development

The Community Development department is responsible for aiding applicants with building, land use, and development permits, code enforcement, maintaining the County Geographic Information System (GIS), and providing information to the Planning Commission.


Erosion & Sediment Control Plan review and approvals for projects in Louisa County transitioned to the Louisa County Community Development Department from the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District on December 31, 2022. As of January 2024, Louisa County is evaluating the implementation of the Virginia Erosion and Stormwater management (VESM) Regulation (9VAC25-875, effective on July 1, 2024). 

For Erosion & Sediment Control Plan review and approvals, please contact Kris Nelson at knelson@louisa.org.

For Lake Anna Shoreline Plan review and approvals, please contact Tom Egeland at tegeland@louisa.org.

Or you can call their office at (540) 967-3430.