The links below identify fees charged for review and permitting in connection with applications for land development activities in Prince William County, Virginia.
Applicants should use this schedule to identify what fees are required. A review fee calculation form or a land permit calculation form must accompany each plan submission application, as identified in the Administrative Procedures Manual to identify how the fee amount was derived. The fee calculation forms are available at the Department of Development Services, Land Development Division, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, Va. and are also linked below.
Land Development FY18 Fee Schedule – With the exceptions noted on the table below, the BOCS approved a 1.1% across-the-board increase to the fee schedule. The increase will support the following fee based activities: Rezoning and Special Use Permit Applications (SUPs), Site and Subdivision Plans, Geotechnical Studies, Floodplain, Resource Protection Area Studies, Site Development Bond Administration and Permits, and Lot Grading Plan Reviews.
|Fee Type||FY17 Adopted Fee||FY18 Adopted Fee|
|Road Surface Open-Cut Closure Inspection Permit||$0||$150.00|
|Camera Van Inspection Unready ||$0||$250.00|
|Parking Tabulation, per||$0||$338.37|
|Quality Control Review, per||$0||$150.00|
|Plan Revalidation Application||$0||$338.37|
|Bond Administration, per surety||$0||$500.00|
|Re-Advertising Public Hearing||$0||$50.00|
|Building Permit Zoning Approvals (BPA), per||$38.00||$43.00|
|BPA (multiple approvals)||$38.00|
Each additional $20.00
|Certificate of Zoning Approval, per||$38.00||$43.00|
|Occupancy Permit Approval, per||$38.00||$43.00|
|Home Occupation Certificate – Office (HOC-1)||$38.00||$50.00|
|Home Employment Permit ||$38.00||$50.00|
|Signs |||| |
i. New Sign
Fee per square foot
Fee per square foot
Fee per square foot
|Temporary Activity||$200|| |
|Category A - Limited to small-scale events less than 100 people or small roadside stands||N/A||$100.00|
|Category B - Small scale events 100-500 people max.||N/A||$250.00|
|Category C - Intermediate scale events 501-1,000 people in attendance||N/A||$400.00|
|Category D - Large scale events more than 1,000 people during the duration of the event||N/A||$550.00|
|Category E - Annual multi-events (max 4 events per initial application, each additional event new application required)||N/A||$400.00|
|Family Day Care at Home||$73.00||$80.00|
|Zoning Verification, per lot||$73.00||$80.00|
|Non-Conforming Use Recertification|| || |
|i. Renewal applied for in less than or equal to two years from last certification date||$37.00||$43.00|
|ii. Renewal applied for in more than two years from last certification date||$0||$86.00|
|Minor Site/Subdivision Plan||$334.69||$677.84|
|Administrative Revision/Review (revision to approved plan under bond – minor in nature)||$670.46||$338.37|
|Bond Substitution (will apply to all sureties)||$231.28||$233.82|
|Fire Lane Plan Review||$264.16||$269.05|
The exact amount should be used when calculating payments for land development review(s) and permit fees when submitted as part of the application process. If there is a miscalculation of fees by less than 20 percent and the plan meets quality control screening standards, the Department of Development Services will accept the plans and adjust the amount by the final submission (signature submission).
Any fees calculated on an area basis must be figured to a minimum of two decimal places. For example, if the parcel area is 8.49956 ac, do not use 8.4 ac or 8.5 ac, 8.50 ac should be used to calculate the fees.
Payment can be made using cash, checks, or credit/debit cards for all land development review(s) and permit fees. However, credit card payments for bonds and/or escrows (including lot escrows) will not be accepted (cash or separate check only). Checks should be made payable to ‘Director of Finance, Prince William County'. Only the following credit/debit cards will be accepted for land development fees: Master Card, Visa, and Discover. All credit/debit card transactions must be processed in person. Currently, we do not accept credit/debit card payments over the phone or online.
Fee Calculation Sheets:
- Review Fees
- Permitting Fees
See Land Development Documents or Forms Permits and Applications for the necessary application forms.