The process of seeking a rezoning, special exception, special permit or variance from Fairfax County consists of a detailed review and analysis of the proposal by staff, Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors, and/or the Board of Zoning Appeals.
The Conformance Review and Acceptance Branch reviews rezoning, special exception, special permit and variance applications for compliance with the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance’s submission requirements and to identify any additional applications or waivers that are necessary with the filing of such applications.
With the submission of any zoning application, you are required to submit an Affidavit. Prior to a public hearing, you will be required to reaffirm your Affidavit in accordance with the adopted reaffirmation procedures.
Have you seen a sign indicating that a public hearing has been scheduled for a zoning application? The Planning and Zoning Viewer is an interactive map that provides access to information on active Fairfax County zoning applications scheduled to be heard before the Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. The information includes locator maps, a summary of the request, staff reports, hearing dates and other data for each application.