Assistance for Places of Worship and Non-profit Community Groups


Guidance for non-residential land development and construction is available through the services of a religious and non-profit coordinator. The religious and non-profit coordinator can explain county zoning and permitting requirements and their processes when you are considering projects including:

Development Information

The religious and non-profit coordinator can help you anytime during the development process. Places of worship are allowed in most areas zoned as industrial or commercial after approval of a parking tabulation and a building permit. For other zoning classifications, a special use or special exception permit is required. You can get acquainted with the land development process by reviewing the information below.

Land Development Process Overview

Phase 1:  Zoning
Phase 2:  Site and Subdivision Plans Review
Phase 3:  Building Permits and Inspections
Phase 4:  Bond Release

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Schedule a Meeting

There are several ways the ombudsman can assist you.

  • Private meetings with the coordinator can discuss all aspects of the land development process.
  • Pre-application meetings include representatives from other agencies that are involved in your project. No approvals are provided at these meetings.
  • Problem-solving meetings can assist you in resolving any issues that arise during your project.

You can request a meeting online for religious or non-profit community groups at anytime or contact the ombudsman at 703-222-0801, TTY 711, for more information.


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