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Welcome to the new Planning Office web pages

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Dale City, Virginia SDAT: Furthering the Vision of a Planned Community

The Prince William County Planning Office applied to the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team program and the application was accepted on January 9, 2015 for a project titled "Dale City, Virginia SDAT: Furthering the Vision of a Planned Community" focusing on the Dale Boulevard corridor in Dale City and explores potential improvements to the four key areas of activity along the corridor at Hoadly Road, Mapledale Avenue, Minnieville Road and Gideon Drive.

Comprehensive Plan: Economic Development Chapter Update

​The Prince William County Planning Office has begun an update to the Economic Development Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan.  The overall goal of the update is to support and implement the existing economic development strategy through land use and development tools and infrastructure improvements

Updated Proffers Policy - Effective July 1, 2014

​The BOCS approved the current Policy Guide for Monetary Contributions on June 17, 2014. The new policy becomes effective July 1. 2014.  Policy Guide For Monetary Contributions

Projects Under Review

Want to know what’s under review in Prince William County? Check out the Development Application Processing Schedule. Better yet, use the new Development Services ePortal System and get up to date information on development activity in the county like construction and land permits, plans or inspection schedules.


The mission of the Office of Planning is to assist the community in developing the County to its best potential. Planning staff evaluates and implements policies to support the goals of the community as it prospers and matures.


What We Do

The Planning Office has three divisions: Long Range Planning, Current Planning, and Zoning Administration. The office is responsible for the development and implementation of the County's Comprehensive Plan, reviewing development applications, supporting land use tools and policies, and lastly acting as staff to the boards, committees, and commissions.  

Development Applications:
   Special Use Permits
   Public Facilities
   Zoning Permits
   Zoning Appeals
   Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Boards, Commissions + Committees:
   Planning Commission
   Board of Zoning Appeals
   Historical Commission
   Trails and Blueways Council
   Agricultural and Forestal District
   Architectural Review Board
   DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee

Upcoming Events

 News & Announcements

  • New System Coming November 2014!

    September 24, 2014

    Prince William County Development Agencies are implementing a new Development Management System called “EnerGov”, beginning November 12, 2014. This will impact customers of the Planning Office.
    The new system will provide Customers with 24/7 access to project information through a one-stop online portal. The Development Services ePortal replaces many of the eServices such as ePlanStatus, ePermits, eInspections, eInspectionSchedule, and Land Plan Review Status.
    For more information about how you can take advantage of the new DMS and ePortal systems, please see
  • 2013 Build-Out Analysis

    December 11, 2013

    The 2013 Build-Out Analysis is now available.

    Find the 2012 Build-Out Analysis here.


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