Community Development

tram-at-nightThe Community Development Department is comprised of a dynamic team of officials who work to plan for Pulaski’s exciting future and ensure that the Town’s unique character is maintained.

Community Development oversees a number of services critical to the ongoing growth and revitalization of Pulaski including:  code enforcement, community outreach, historic preservation initiatives, nuisance abatement, plan review, property maintenance, rezoning requests, zoning questions, and more. 


Building and Permits

The Building and Permits Office oversees the issuance of permits related to construction, demolition, renovation, and other related permits within the Town.  

This office also works to coordinate building, electrical, plumbing, and other inspections by the Town Building Official.  

Staff works closely with the Engineering and Finance Departments, as well as other offices within the Community Development Department, to enforce the Building Code and Town Zoning Ordinance.

Note: The Building and Permits Office will not be accepting permits or conducting inspections from 1-2 p.m. 

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Office works to ensure that the Town’s neighborhoods remain clean, safe, and attractive for residents and visitors alike.  Code Enforcement works with property owners to ensure compliance with Town Code, the Town Zoning Ordinance, and the Virginia Maintenance Code. 

Code violations which are often handled by the Code Enforcement team include: 

  • High Grass and Weeds
  • Inoperable Vehicles
  • Property Maintenance and Neglect
  • Trash and Garbage 

To report a suspected violation, please click here.

Planning and Zoning 

The Planning and Zoning Office works to maintain consistent land development within the Town and plan for future growth and revitalization.  Planning and Zoning staff work directly with property owners and developers to ensure compliance with the Town Zoning Ordinance.  Additionally, the Office of Planning and Zoning assists with long range planning initiatives related to future development and revitalization throughout the Town of Pulaski.  Our staff also works with the Town Planning Commission and Town Council to review and update the Town's Comprehensive Plan.

Processes overseen by Planning and Zoning staff include:

For information regarding review procedures for zoning requests and associated timelines, please click here.

The Office of Planning and Zoning also provides staff support to a number of Town Committees, Commissions, Boards, and advisory groups including:

  • Architectural Review Board
  • Brownsfields Task Force
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Downtown Management Team
  • Planning Commission

Planning and Zoning staff also works closely with the Engineering Department on issues relating to ADA compliance, fire safety, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), permitting, and site development. 

Contact Us

Building and Permits

Sherri Gallagher, Building Inspector

Jessica McKinney, Technical Assistant

Code Enforcement

Carla Hodge, Code Enforcement Officer


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