Zoning Administration Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Permit counter hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon-Thu and 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri.

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Zoning Administration Division

The mission of the Zoning Administration Division (ZAD) is to interpret and implement the adopted Zoning and Noise ordinances in a fair, consistent and accurate manner. When necessary, the Zoning Administration Division prepares amendments to the Zoning and Noise Ordinances to better reflect the community’s needs, values and goals.

The Zoning Administration Division consists of two branches that perform the duties listed below.

Ordinance Administration Branch

  • Provides general information on the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map
  • Prepares Zoning and Noise Ordinance Amendments
  • Processes appeals of Zoning Administrator’s decisions
  • Maintains current and historical Zoning Ordinances for reference and research purposes
  • Prepares responses to inquiries including, but not limited to requests for:
    • Zoning Ordinance use determinations
    • Zoning compliance letters
    • Vested rights determinations
    • Requests for local zoning approval, such as home childcare and DMV forms
  • Issues certain administrative approvals or permits including:

Zoning Permits Branch

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