Please visit the Community Development - COVID-19 Emergency Operations page for temporary changes to departmental operations.


The Department of Community Development (CD) provides the planning and zoning services for the Town.  In this capacity CD manages long range and current land use planning, urban design, plan review, zoning enforcement, forestry and environmental sustainability, historic preservation, and transportation planning efforts within the Town.  We strive to assist local residents and the business community and advance a shared goal of improving the quality of life in Herndon now and in the years ahead.    

Special Project Announcements:

Update on the draft Heritage Preservation Guidelines

 For updates on current projects including project-specific Public Meetings, see the Community Development Initiatives web page.


For upcoming public meeting dates and times, refer to the Town Calendar. 

For upcoming and past public meeting materials including agendas, staff reports, application materials, resolutions, presentations, and minutes, refer to the Meetings Webcast page.


Community Development handles the processing of all planning and zoning applications and forms including those for site development and design review.