Zoning Evaluation Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 801
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tracy Strunk,

Rezoning Process

Rezoning ProcessAll requests to change the existing zoning designation of a parcel require the submission of a rezoning application.  Review the Conventional Application Package for guidance related to proposals involving conventional districts (R-1, R-5, C-2, C-8, I-5, etc.).  Use the “P” District Application Package if the development proposal involves land to be located within one of the “P” Districts; Planned Development Housing (PDH), Planned Development Commercial (PDC), Planned Residential Community (PRC) or Planned Tysons Corner (PTC).  These zoning districts are available to encourage innovative and creative site design; to provide ample and efficient use of open space; to promote a mix of land uses and  housing types and to allow flexibility to achieve excellence in all aspects site development.

Process Overview

  1. Application filed by Applicant
  2. Application submissions are reviewed. When all Zoning Ordinance submission requirements are met, the application is accepted and distributed to various county agencies.
  3. Application is scheduled for a Planning Commission Public Hearing and is assigned to a staff coordinator.
  4. Pre-staffing of application. Applicant will be contacted by staff about initial staff comments.
  5. Revisions relating to pre-staffing comments are submitted.
  6. Staffing of application. Applicant contacted by staff about final staff comments.
  7. Revisions relating to the staffing comments are submitted.
  8. Final submission deadline (6 weeks prior to Planning Commission Public Hearing). Staff report is published based on information received by this date.
  9. Notification to adjacent property owners sent to applicant 30 days prior to hearing. Notices mailed by Applicant postmarked at least 15 days prior to hearing.
  10. Staff report published (2 weeks prior to Public Hearing).
  11. Planning Commission Public Hearing.
  12. Application is scheduled for Board Of Supervisors Public Hearing
  13. Notification to adjacent property owners (sent to Applicant 30 days prior to hearing, notices mailed by Applicant postmarked at least 15 days prior to hearing).
  14. Board of Supervisors Public Hearing.

Related Documents

Rezoning Conventional Application Package

Rezoning P District Application Package

Rezoning Application Only

Rezoning Affidavit Only

Reaffirmation of Affidavit

Zoning Application and Development Review Process

The development review process applies to all those seeking approval of a rezoning, a special exception, a special permit or a variance in Fairfax County.