The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals
(BZA) was established pursuant to the provisions of Article 7,
Chapter 22, Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia. The BZA's powers,
duties and procedures are set forth in broad terms in the State
Code and are further detailed in the Fairfax County Zoning
Ordinance. Such powers and duties include:
Hearing and deciding appeals of administrative decisions made
pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance.
Hearing and deciding upon applications for special permits and
variances as authorized by the Zoning Ordinance.
Hearing and deciding on applications for interpretation of the
Zoning Map where there is uncertainty as to the location of a
zoning district boundary.
The BZA consists of seven (7) members appointed by the Circuit Court
for staggered terms of five years. All members of the BZA are
private citizens and must be residents of Fairfax County. They
serve only as a Board and not as County employees and, as such, do
not have County office space nor are they available by telephone in
the County government.
The Board of Zoning Appeals meets in the Board Auditorium at the
Fairfax County Government Center on Wednesday mornings of each
month beginning at 9:00 a.m. For a list of dates see the meeting agendas.
Generally a three week recess is taken in August/September.
Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are also aired live on the county
government's cable TV Channel 16.
A limited number of archived video of previous BZA meetings
are also available online for viewing on
demand from the county government's cable TV Channel
Zoning Appeals Meeting Dates and Agendas
Board of Zoning Appeals
Meeting Speaker Sign-up
Final Actions of Zoning Cases Heard before the Board of
These reports provides information on the Board of Zoning
Appeals action taken on Zoning Cases heard before it. The
information includes the application number (linked to a web page
which provides an overview of the application and information and
documents associated with it) the application name, the Board
Meeting Date and the Board's action. Previous Years - 2015 2014 2013
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