Department of Planning and Zoning

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Recently Adopted Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Recently Adopted Zoning Ordinance AmendmentsThe following Zoning Ordinance amendments have been adopted since the publication of the Zoning Ordinance Reprint dated June, 2017, which is available here.

ZO-17-463

Planned Development District Recreational Facilities

Adopted:  June 20, 2017
Effective:  July 1, 2017
Change:  Increases the minimum expenditure per dwelling unit for recreational facilities required in the PDH, PDC, PRM and PTC Districts from $1,800 to $1,900.  

ZO-17-464

Public Facilities and Modifications to Existing Wireless Towers or Base Stations

Adopted:  June 20, 2017
Effective:  July 1, 2017
Change:  Adds new sections addressing the review of public facilities under § 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia and modifications to existing wireless towers and base stations under Sect. 6409 of the Spectrum Act (47 U.S.C. § 1455).  The proposed amendment also establishes an application fee requirement to cover the costs associated with these types of reviews.

ZO-17-465

Small Cell Facilities

Adopted:  June 20, 2017
Effective:  July 1, 2017
Change:  As allowed by Senate Bill 1282 which was adopted by the 2017 Virginia General Assembly, the amendment requires Zoning Administrator approval of a zoning permit for the installation of a small cell facility by a wireless services provider or wireless services infrastructure provider on an existing structure subject to certain limitations and an application filing fee.  

ZO-17-466

Reorganization of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

Adopted:  July 11, 2017
Effective:  July 12, 2017
Change:  The amendment recognizes the reorganization of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to create a new Land Development Services department.  

ZO-17-467

Planned Residential Mixed Use District (PRM) - Use Limitations for Submission of Final Development Plan

Adopted:  July 11, 2017
Effective:  July 12, 2017
Change:  Encourages, but does not require, the concurrent filing of a Final Development Plan with the Conceptual Development Plan for a rezoning to the PRM District.

ZO-17-468

Minor Modifications to Approved Zonings and Other Related Changes

Adopted:  November 21, 2017
Effective:  November 22, 2017
Change:  Amends the existing provisions of the Zoning Ordinance to allow additional "Minor Modifications" to rezoning's, special exceptions and special permits to be approved by the Zoning Administrator, and to allow Minor Variations to proffered conditions to be approved by the Board of Supervisors without a public hearing.  Reorganizes the existing text for the Initiation of Amendments, Submission Requirements and Generalized Development Plan Regulations, revises the definition of Gross Floor Area and establishes a fee for Minor Variations.