Historical Zoning Ordinances

DPZThe Zoning Ordinances below appear as adopted in the year indicated. However, each Zoning Ordinance had multiple amendments between the year of adoption and the next adopted Zoning Ordinance in the series. In addition, there may be related provisions contained in other regulatory documents, such as the Building Code or the Subdivision Ordinance, that apply but are outside the purview of the Department of Planning and Zoning. To determine which Zoning Ordinance provisions were in effect at a particular time, contact the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324-1314.

For the convenience of the public, historical Zoning Ordinances are available for review in portable document format (PDF). In order to view the documents, you will need to have the free Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher installed on your computer.

The current Zoning Ordinance in effect was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on August 14, 1978, and may be viewed on our main Zoning Ordinance page.  

2012 Fairfax County Zoning Ordinanc

1978 Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance

1959 Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance

1954 (1941 Base) Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance

1941 Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance

For More Information

For additional information concerning historical Zoning Ordinances, please contact the Zoning Administration Division of the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1314, TTY 711.


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