Zoning Application Process - Application Packages/Individual Forms



Rezoning ApplicationsThe 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 a pre-application meeting can 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.  Request a Pre-Application Meeting

Revised - Minimum Stormwater Information for Rezoning, Special Exception, Special Permit and Development Plan Applications Checklist. The information is required to be shown or provided in all zoning applications

Zoning Application Packages and Forms

Please select the appropriate application package for your request below.

Rezoning Conventional Districts  |   Rezoning "P" Districts | Special Exception | Special Permit | Variance 

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. Adobe Reader version 6.0 or greater is required to view and/or print all documents on this page. Complete application packages are large files between .2 and .3 MB in size. Please allow sufficient time for documents to download with a dial-up connection.

Rezoning Conventional Districts

All residential, commercial and industrial rezoning requests which are related to conventional districts (i.e. R-1, R-5, C-2, C-8, I-2, I-5) require the submission of the Rezoning – Conventional application package.

Rezoning – Conventional Application Package Submission Requirements | Application Only | Affidavit

Rezoning "P" Districts

A "P" District refers to land that is planned and/or developed as a Planned Development Housing (PDH) District, a Planned Development Commercial (PDC) District or a Planned Residential Community (PRC) District. The PDH, PDC and PRC Zoning Districts are established to encourage innovative and creative design for land development; to provide ample and efficient use of open space; to promote a balance in the mix of land uses, housing types, and intensity of development; and to allow maximum flexibility in order to achieve excellence in physical, social and economic planning and development of a site. Refer to Articles 6 and 16 of the Zoning Ordinance.

All Planned Development Housing (PDH) and Planned Development Commercial (PDC) rezoning requests related to P Districts (i.e. PDH-3, PDC) require the submission of the Rezoning "P" District application package.

Rezoning "P" District Application Package | Submission Requirements | Application Only | Affidavit

PRC District Application (PRC Plan)

Special Exception

All Special Exception requests (i.e. schools of general education and private schools of special education; churches, chapels, temple, synagogues and other such places of worship with a child care center, nursery school or private school of general or special education with an enrollment of 100 or more students daily) require the submission of the Special Exception application package.

Special Exception Application Package Submission Requirements | Application Only | Affidavit

Special Exception Application Package for Home Child Care Facilities (revised March 2014)

Special Permit

All Special Permit requests (i.e.; churches, chapels, temple, synagogues and other such places of worship; and churches, chapels,temple, synagogues and other such places of worship with a child care center, nursery school or private school of general or special education which has an enrollment of 100 or more students daily) require the submission of the Special Permit application package.

Special Permit Application Package | Submission Requirements | Application Only | Affidavit

Special Permit Application Package for Home Child Care Facilities (revised July 2013)

Variance

All variance request (i.e. fence height, location of structures in relation to property lines, increase in building height, lot width) require the submission of the Variance application package.

Variance Application Package  | Submission Requirements | Application Only | Affidavit

 

 

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