Department of Planning and Zoning

Department of Planning and Zoning

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The Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) provides proposals, advice and assistance on land use, development review and zoning issues to those who make decisions on such issues in Fairfax County. The agency consists of three divisions. The Zoning Administration Division (ZAD) enforces, maintains and administers the provisions of the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance and Noise Ordinance.   The Zoning Evaluation Division (ZED) is charged with processing all zoning applications submitted to the County, and formulating recommendations to the approving bodies. The Planning Division (PD) maintains the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan and processes all suggested and required amendments to the Plan text and map; evaluates land use and development proposals for conformity with the Comprehensive Plan and measures related environmental, development and public facility impacts.

Comprehensive Plan
The Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive Plan Map
Comprehensive Plan Interactive Map Tool
Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process (Fairfax Forward) 
Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Public Facilities Review (2232 & 6409)

The Zoning Ordinance
Zoning & Development Review Process
Zoning Application Packages & Forms
Food Truck Vendors in Fairfax County
Home Child Care
Home Occupation Permits
Interpretations of Approved Zoning Applications

New Noise Ordinance Takes Effect
Non-Residential Use Permits (Non-RUP)

Proffer Legislation Exempt Mixed Use Areas Map
Short Term Property Rentals in Fairfax County
Sign Permits: Private Property

Zoning Ordinance Amendments
Zoning Appeals
Zoning Complaints

Zoning Glossary of Terms

In The Spotlight
Short Term Property Rentals in Fairfax County
New Zoning Rules for Geometric Regularity of Housing Lots
2016 Exceptional Design Awards Winners
Virtual Engineer & Planner of the Day Resource Portal
Zoning & Land Development Process in Fairfax

National Historic Preservation Act 50th Anniversary
      Staff Reports
Zoning Cases Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Public Hearings
Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission &
Board of Zoning Appeals - Planning and Zoning

Public Hearings

Historic Preservation
Architectural Review Board
History Commission
Historic Overlay Districts
Historic Sites and Landmarks
Resident Curator Program

Agricultural & Forestal Districts
Environmental Quality Advisory Council
Tidal Wetlands

Learning Resources
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