Economic Redevelopment

The Winchester Economic Development Authority (EDA) wants you to locate your business in Winchester. The EDA can provide information on financing, available properties, business opportunities and access to incentive programs.

Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning staff assist City Council, appointed boards and commissions and the citizens of Winchester anticipate the future needs and desires of the community and ensures that physical development within the community is consistent with that vision.


The Inspections Department administers the Building Code and Property Maintenance regulations and associated laws of the Commonwealth and City contributing to the safety, well being and general interest of the citizens.


The Engineering Division reviews new site plans and subdivisions for accuracy with respect to existing facilities, proposed utility design, stormwater management practices and erosion and sediment controls.  Engineering also locally oversees the enforcement of the Virginia State Stormwater Management Regulations and the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Phase II regulations for MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) designation.