Zoning Application Process - Application Packages/Individual Forms
The process of seeking a rezoning, special exception, special permit or variance from Fairfax County consists of a detailed review and analysis of the proposal by staff, the Fairfax County Planning Commission (PC), and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. If you are contemplating filing a rezoning, special exception, special permit or variance application and are not sure exactly what type of application you will need, or what issues you will likely face during the process, you can call the Zoning Evaluation Division at 703-324-1290, TTY 711. If it is determined to be necessary you may request that a Pre-Application Meeting be scheduled. At the pre-application meeting, staff will sit down with you, review your proposal and advise you as to what applications are required and what issues might be necessary for you to address.
Application packages include submission requirements and instructions, an application form, and an affidavit form. Please submit one (1) original signed application form and three (3) copies of the application form. A Minimum Stormwater Information for Rezoning, Special Exception, Special Permit and Development Plan Applications Checklist is required for all zoning applications. If a waiver of the submission requirement is requested, then a justification statement shall be attached. The information is required to be shown or provided in all zoning applications.
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As an alternative to the submission of a check for payment,
you may pay the required zoning application fee online
via our secure ACH payment portal.
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