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The Christiansburg Planning Department assists the public and local businesses by guiding them through requirements for advertising, zoning and land use.

These responsibilities include the review of site plans and subdivision plats, inspection of setbacks, enforcing outdoor advertising (signs) and the Zoning Ordinance. 

The department also manages the Town’s Department of Housing and Urban Development – Community Development Block Grant(HUD CDBG) program, provides information regarding the Town Code and administers the long range Comprehensive Plan.  

In addition, the Planning Department serves as staff for the Town of Christiansburg Planning Commission and Christiansburg Board of Zoning Appeals. In this role, the department accepts applications for public hearings (including rezonings, Conditional Use Permits and variances), ensures proper advertisement of public hearings and records the meeting minutes for the Planning Commission.

The Planning Department works closely with regional partners to coordinate resources and collaborate planning efforts.