Welcome to the Office of Planning

Please Note:

The Zoning Counter is part of the Department of Development Services. The counter is open from 8a.m. to 4p.m.
Phone: 703-792-6830

The Planning Office Records Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-792-6863

The Office of Planning is responsible for the review of development applications such as rezonings, special use permits, comprehensive plan amendments, zoning approvals and zoning appeals and variances. The office also acts as staff to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historical Commission and Architectural Review Board. The Office of Planning has three divisions: Long Range Planning, Current Planning and Zoning Administration and a partnership in Community Development.

The Office of Planning is located at 5 County Complex Court, Suite 210, Prince William, VA 22192-9201.
Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

Planning Office Contact Information:
   Phone: 703-792-7615
   Fax: 703-792-4401
   E-mail: planning@pwcgov.org

Zoning Office Contact Information:
   Phone: 703-792-8154
   Fax: 703-792-4758
   E-mail: zoning@pwcgov.org   

Director's Office:

Christopher Price, AICP
Planning Director

Raymond Utz, AICP
Assistant Planning Director

Planning Divisions:

David McGettigan, AICP, Long Range Planning Manager
This division is responsible for maintaining the Comprehensive Plan which may include preparing updates to the plan, processing comprehensive plan amendment requests, and processing public facility reviews. Long Range Planning also coordinates the County's cultural resources program including support to the Historical Commission and Architectural Review Board. Potomac Communities also within this division as is the Planning Office webmaster.
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Current Planning

Rebecca Horner, AICP, Current Planning Manager
Current Planning reviews, and provides case management services for rezoning and special use permit applications from initial application acceptance to preparing reports with staff recommendations for presentation to the Planning Commission, and through final action by the Board of County Supervisors regarding the application. This division also responds to requests for land development documents and records associated with land development activities through the Records Center.
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Nick Evers, AICP, Zoning Administration Division Chief
The Zoning Administration Division operates the zoning counter and processes zoning permits including home occupation permits, temporary activity permits, and zoning permits for property improvements such as sheds, decks, additions, and driveways. The division also provides approval for businesses to obtain business licenses and occupancy permits through the Building Development Division. Zoning Administration also administers the County zoning ordinance by coordinating with Property Code Enforcement to abate zoning violations. Zoning Administration also processes appeals and variance requests to the Board of Zoning Appeals and responds to zoning and proffer verification requests.  The division also prepares text amendments to the zoning ordinance for adoption by the Board of County Supervisors. 
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Community Development

Steven Hall, Community Development Manager
The role of the Community Development Manager serves as a bridge between the Planning Office and Prince William County Economic Development. The focus is to proactively promote revitalization and redevelopment throughout the County by linking land use planning, economic development, and other internal functions. The partnership focuses on coordinating directly with property owners, businesses, neighborhood groups, and government agencies to identify needs and resources, address barriers to redevelopment and to promote capital investment in the development, and / or reuse of vacant underutilized buildings and properties.
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