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.

Lot Line and Lot Width

Description The proposed amendment clarifies how lot width is measured on lots that have curved frontage, on through lots, and on reverse frontage lots
PC Public Hearing

December 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Deferred PC Decision, December 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

BOS Public Hearing January 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Related Documents Staff Report 

Article 14 - Outdoor Lighting and Related Provisions

Description The proposed amendment updates the outdoor lighting standards by adding a correlated color temperature standard and revising the exemptions for lighting on lots with single family dwellings, motion-activated lighting, and the standards for sports illumination plans.
PC Public Hearing January 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
BOS Public Hearing February 11, 2020 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 Category


The amendment under consideration would define agritourism, list specific agritourism activities, and establish related use limitations in accordance with the agritourism provisions of the Code of Virginia. ZOAWP

zMOD - Zoning Ordinance Modernization Project

ZOAWP - Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program


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 amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, subscribe to the Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments e-mail service.  (Under the Land Use & Development topic area, select Zoning Ordinance Amendments - Proposed).

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