Zoning in Fairfax County
The Zoning Ordinance of Fairfax County, Virginia, regulates zoning in Fairfax County. It is intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public and to implement the adopted Comprehensive Plan for the orderly and controlled development of the County. It is administered by the Fairfax County Department of Planning & Zoning (DPZ).
Zoning/Noise Complaints - How to File a
Zoning Maps (Digital Map
How Do I Find My Zoning
Appeals to the Board of Zoning
Sign Regulations and
Zoning Frequently Asked
Zoning Ordinance of Fairfax County, Virginia (Table of Contents and links to document in .pdf file format)
The development review process involves seeking approval of a rezoning, a special exception, a special permit or a variance from Fairfax County. Information and Forms involved in this process are found below.
Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)
Process for appealing certain determinations of the Zoning Administrator and applying for Variances and Special Permits.
Districts and areas designated to encourage economic development activities in older commercial areas of Fairfax County.
Interpretations of Proffers and
Guidelines for Submitting Requests for Interpretations Related to Approved Zoning Applications (Rezonings, Special Exceptions, Special Permits and Variances).
Outdoor Lighting Standards
New standards designed to reduce the impacts of glare, light trespass and overlighting and to promote safety, security and energy conservation.
Places of Worship and
Assistance with the development process for organizations who are seeking to either expand or relocate their facilities.
A tool used to evaluate rezoning requests for residential developments.
Temporary Special Permits
Application and submission requirements for certain temporary outdoor uses and activities per Sect. 8-801 of the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance.