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Fairfax County Accepting Applications Until April 11 for Board of Zoning Appeals Vacancy

The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals has an opening for one member.

Interested candidates must apply by Monday, April 11, to the Fairfax Circuit Court, which appoints the board’s seven members. Applicants should send their resume to Chief Judge Penney S. Azcarate, Fairfax Circuit Court, by email entitled “Board of Zoning Appeals Application” to OR by first-class U.S. mail to Chief Judge Penney Azcarate, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Note: The application should be sent via only one form of correspondence, whether by email or U.S. mail.

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Members of the Board of Zoning Appeals are appointed for staggered five-year terms from the date of the appointment. They are compensated at a bi-weekly rate of $357.69 and serve as private citizens, not as county employees. Applicants must be residents of Fairfax County.   

The Board of Zoning Appeals’ powers, duties and procedures are set forth in state law, and they are further detailed in the County’s Zoning Ordinance. These duties include:

  • Hearing and deciding appeals of administrative decisions made pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Hearing and deciding applications for special permits and variances as authorized by the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Hearing and deciding applications for interpretation of the zoning map where there is uncertainty about the location of a zoning district boundary.

For more information, contact Brent Krasner; Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Development, at 703-324-1280, TTY 711.

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