Planning and Development Services

The Divisions of Planning, Development Services, and Building Safety were combined in 2018, to form the Department of Planning and Development Services. Integrating these important and closely related functions of County government allows our citizens and business community a more coordinated and streamlined structure when doing business. The department is responsible for managing all aspects of the development process, zoning codes and compliance, and permits and inspections. Susan Kassel is the Director, Tim Cross is the Deputy Director, and Jay Carter is the Acting Building Official. Their current office locations and hours will remain the same.

  1. Susan Kassel

    Director of Planning & Development Services
    Phone: 757-890-3531

  1. Timothy C. Cross

    Deputy Director of Planning & Development Services
    Phone: 757-890-3404

  1. James D. (Jay) Carter IV

    Building Official
    Phone: 757-890-3566