Board of Zoning Appeals

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 801
Fairfax, VA 22035

Lorraine Giovinazzo,
Clerk to the Board of Zoning Appeals

Board of Zoning Appeals Weekly Agendas

The agendas for the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals are posted to this page approximately 20 days prior to the hearing date and are then updated after the meeting has taken place. Please contact the clerk's office to verify whether any changes have occurred after the posting.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets weekly on Wednesday mornings beginning at 9:00 a.m., except for weeks that contain a County holiday. A recess is generally taken in August/September and in late December/early January. Board of Zoning Appeals meetings are also aired live on the County government's cable TV Channel 16, streamed on-line, and over the phone at 703-324-7700 for in-person meetings or 703-324-5300 for electronic meetings. Archived video of previous BZA meetings are also available online for viewing on demand.

If you wish to provide written comment for a hearing, it can be sent to or mailed to Clerk to the Board of Zoning Appeals, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 801, Fairfax, VA 22035. To ensure that information submitted concerning applications currently pending before the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) will be included with the Board package materials distributed to the BZA members, the information must be received prior to 3:00 p.m. on the Tuesday one week before the meeting at which the application is scheduled. Any emails/correspondence received after that time up to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday the day before a hearing will be distributed to the Board members the evening before or morning of the hearing.

ANY CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE BZA MEMBERS OR INCLUDED AS PART OF THE OFFICIAL RECORD ONCE A FINAL DECISION IS MADE ON AN APPLICATION. If a hearing is continued, deferred, or decision deferred to another date, any correspondence that was received after the initial deadlines, but before the new deadlines of the date the hearing was moved to, will become part of the permanent file.

As of September 16, 2020, the Board of Zoning Appeals will be meeting in person but encouraging distance participation due to the State of Emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, call 703-324-1280 or review the information on our Electronic Meetings page.

2020 Meeting Dates and Agendas

Please Note: New hearing dates will be shown on the agendas for the cancelled meetings as soon as dates can be confirmed.

View the Public Meetings Calendar for a listing of all upcoming public meetings.

January 2020

January 1, 2020 - No Meeting

January 8, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

January 15, 2020

January 22, 2020

January 29, 2020

February 2020

February 5, 2000

February 12, 2020

February 19, 2020 - No Meeting

February 26, 2020

March 2020

March 4, 2020

March 11, 2020

March 18, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

March 25, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

April 2020

April 1, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

April 8, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled (No Hearings Scheduled)

April 15, 2020 - No Meeting Scheduled

April 22, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

April 29, 2020 - Meeting Cancelled

May 2020

May 6, 2020  - Meeting Cancelled

May 13, 2020  - Meeting Cancelled

May 20, 2020  - Meeting Cancelled

May 27, 2020 - No Meeting Scheduled

June 2020

July 2020

July 1, 2020 - No Meeting Scheduled

July 8, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 22, 2020

July 29, 2020

August 2020

August 5, 2020 - If Necessary

Recess: August 12, 2020 - September 2, 2020

September 2020

September 9, 2020 - No Meeting Scheduled

September 16, 2020

September 23, 2020

September 30, 2020

October 2020

October 7, 2020

October 14, 2020 - No Meeting Scheduled

October 21, 2020

October 28, 2020

November 2020

November 4, 2020

November 11, 2020 - No Meeting Scheduled

November 18, 2020

November 25, 2020 - No Meeting Scheduled

December 2020

December 2, 2020

December 9, 2020

December 16, 2020 - If Necessary

Winter Break: December 23, 2020 - December 30, 2020

View Previous Years BZA Meeting Agendas


BZA Inclement Weather Policy

BZA Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the County Executive may close all county offices or may grant unscheduled leave to county employees. In both cases, all Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) public hearings scheduled for that day shall be cancelled and the applications rescheduled for the next available meeting date which can accommodate the hearings and allows sufficient time for re-advertising. BZA members, county staff and citizens should listen to emergency announcements featured on Fairfax County Cable Channel 16 and provided to area television and radio stations and/or access the county's Web page

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