Welcome to the Planning Office


Please Note:
The Zoning Counter is part of the Department of Development Services. The counter is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.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 Planning Office 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 Planning Office has three divisions: Long Range Planning, Current Planning and Zoning Administration and a partnership with Community Development.

The Planning Office 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

Rebecca Horner, AICP,CZA
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 coordinates the County's cultural resources program including archaeology and support to the Historical Commission, as well as providing support to other committees and councils such as the Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee, DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, Trails and Blueways Council, and Architectural Review Board. This division coordinates Special Planning Projects, provides GIS analysis and data services for the Planning Office, such as the Build-Out Analysis, maintains Planning Office Maps and provides research and policy analysis for Zoning Text Amendments. Potomac Communities is also within this division as is the Planning Office webmaster.
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Steven Hall, Community Development Manager
Community Development proactively promotes redevelopment in the County by linking and bridging land use planning, economic development, and other internal governmental functions. The three Redevelopment Overlay Districts are the primary focal areas for revitalization in the County. The program works alongside property owners, businesses, neighborhood groups, and government agencies to identify needs and resources, address barriers to redevelopment and to promote capital investment in the assemblage, development, and/or reuse of vacant underutilized buildings and properties. Community Development also manages Special Planning Projects such as the Potomac Communities Initiative and Potomac Communities Design Guidelines
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Current Planning

Rebecca Horner, AICP,CZA, Acting 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, Zoning Administration Division Chief
The Zoning Administration Division provides zoning determinations and zoning and proffer interpretations; processes home occupation certificates for family day homes, and verifies non-conforming uses. Zoning Administration also administers the County zoning ordinance by coordinating with Property Code Enforcement to abate zoning violations. In addition, Zoning Administration 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 consideration by the Board of County Supervisors. 
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