Zoning Administration Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Authorized for Public Hearing

The following proposed amendments to the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance are scheduled to be authorized or have been authorized for advertisement of public hearings before the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. Please note that hearing dates and times may be subject to change.

For the convenience of the public, copies of the Staff Reports for the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments are available for review in portable document format (PDF) below.  Some attachments to the Staff Reports may not be available in electronic format. If you are interested in viewing these documents, please contact the Zoning Administration Division at 703-324-1314.

Agritourism and Related Changes


The proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance includes changes that will establish a definition for agritourism, provides a tiered approach to regulating agritourism activities, and includes associated standards related to agritourism uses. The amendment also updates the definition of agricultural operation; expands regulations for a bed and breakfast when in association with an agricultural operation; clarifies and expands the regulations for wayside stands including the size and products to the sold; permits farm worker housing as an accessory use to an agricultural operation; and allows food trucks in association with an agritourism use, farm winery, limited brewery, or limited distillery with appropriate standards.

For more information, visit the Agritourism and Related Changes - Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment webpage.

PC Public Hearing

May 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing

June 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Historic Overlay Districts – State Code Revisions


On April 13, 2021, the Board adopted a Resolution, directing staff to analyze Senate Bill 1457 and to draft and advertise public hearings on that proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance. A copy of the Board Matter and Resolution is provided below. 

Community Meeting

May 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Virtual WebEx Meeting
Call In Number: 1-844-621-3956
Access code: 173 962 1224

PC Public Hearing

June 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing

June 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Board Resolution

Senate Bill 1457

Special Permit Fees and Other Minor Revisions


The proposed amendment establishes application fees for four types of special permit applications, including one for the increase in the height of a flagpole, that are commensurate with the fees of other similar types of special permit applications. The amendment also restores permissions for three uses and proposes several clarifications and editorial revisions. 

PC Public Hearing

June 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing

July 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Related Documents

Staff Report

Under Consideration

The following topic areas are actively being researched and evaluated by staff to develop a proposal for an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance.  These potential amendments have not been formally authorized by the Board of Supervisors for public hearing at this time.  

Topic Description
Hollin Hills Subdivision 

The amendment would establish a Hollin Hills Historic Overlay District (HHHOD) with associated design guidelines. 

For more information, visit the Hollin Hills HOD Plan Amendment webpage.

Holmes Run Acres 

The amendment would establish a Holmes Run Acres Historic Overlay District (HRAHOD) with associated design guidelines. 

For more information, visit the Holmes Run Acres HOD Plan Amendment webpage.


Recently Adopted Amendments

For Zoning Ordinance amendments that have been adopted since the publication of the Zoning Ordinance Reprint dated June, 2017, visit the Recently Adopted Amendments page.

Zoning Ordinance Announcements

To receive periodic announcements about proposed and adopted Zoning Ordinance amendments and other zoning administration topics, subscribe to the Zoning Ordinance Information and Amendments e-mail listserv.  (Follow the link below and under the Building, Land Use, and Development topic area, select Zoning Ordinance Information and Amendments).

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