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Community Development


The Martinsville Community Development office develops and administers plans, ordinances, and programs to promote the public health, safety, and welfare of present and future City residents. Within the Community Development Office, one will find guidance for Building Inspections and Permits, Zoning, Planning, and Subdivisions. 

The department maintains and updates the City's Comprehensive Plan; administers Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances; coordinates federal and state grant applications for community development projects; and provides staff support to City Council, the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Tree Board, and Architectural Review Board.  The department also collects data and provides information for policy development relating to economic development, transportation, affordable housing, and environmental planning.

  • Mark McCaskill
    Director of Community Development
  • Megan Spencer
    Community Development Specialist 
  • Kris Bridges
    Zoning Administrator
  • Brittney Jones
    Community Development Associate 

Phone: 276-403-5156

Fax: 276-403-5381

55 West Church Street
Room 217
Martinsville, Virginia 24112

For information about obtaining a building permit, please visit the Inspections page.

Zoning Ordinance Update

The new City of Martinsville Zoning Ordinance is in effect as of August 1, 2017.  

Entrance Corridor Overlay ECO Map - Draft
Transitional Neighborhood Development Overlay (TND-O) Map Draft
Historic Preservation Overlay (HP-O) Map Draft
Martinsville Subdivision Ordinance Draft-June 2017

Community Development Projects

  • Pine Hall CDBG - To Be Determined 
  • Brownfields Assessment Grant
  • Zoning Ordinance Updates
  • Comprehensive Plan Updates
  • Chief Tassel Revitalization 
  • Uptown Martinsville Business District Revitalization - VA DHCD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 
  • Dick and Willie Trail - In Partnership with Henry County 
  • Partnership with the Artisan Center of Virginia and stakeholders to establish the Smith River Artisan Trail
  • M-HC Enterprise Zone Designation Application - Approved October 2015

City of MARTinsville Forms

Sign Permit Application  (Fill out the "Sign" section on this application)

Zoning Clearance Form 

Home Occupation Application (Used when you have a home-based business)

Variance Application

Rezoning Application

Special Use Application

Enterprise Zone Incentive Chart - City of Martinsville

Enterprise Zone Incentive Application

All permit applications may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person. 

Uptown Master Plan

The Uptown Martinsville Physical Improvements Plan by Land Planning Design Associates is below.