Public Affairs

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Fairfax, VA 22035

Tony Castrilli,
Director of Public Affairs

Fairfax County Seeks Board of Zoning Appeals Member

The Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals has an opening for one member. Board of Zoning Appeals

Interested candidates must apply by September 18, 2020, to the Fairfax Circuit Court, which appoints the board’s seven members. Applicants should send their resume to Judge Bruce D. White, Fairfax Circuit Court, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The appointment for this open position will be effective until June 13, 2025. Board of Zoning Appeals members are appointed for staggered, five-year terms and they receive a bi-weekly stipend of $357.69 for their service. Applicants must be residents of Fairfax County. 

The Board of Zoning Appeals’ powers, duties and procedures are set forth in state law, and they are further detailed in the county’s Zoning Ordinance. These duties include:Board of Zoning Appeals members are appointed countywide.

  • Hearing and deciding appeals of administrative decisions made pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Hearing and deciding on applications for special permits and variances as authorized by the Zoning Ordinance
  • Hearing and deciding on applications for interpretation of the zoning map where there is uncertainty about the location of a zoning district boundary.

For more information, contact Brent Krasner, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development, at 703-324-1280, TTY 711. Video recordings of BZA meetings can be found here.  

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