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Planning Office Manuals and Ordinances

Click the title link below to view the document. The documents are also available for purchase using the Publications Order Form. Shipping and handling information is contained on the order form. Maps are available for purchase from the GIS Office.   

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2008 Comprehensive Plan: The 2008 Comprehensive Plan was adopted on March 18, 2008 by the Board of County Supervisors. The Plan sets forth land use policies of the County and includes the Land Use and Thoroughfare Plan Maps.  For details on how to purchase the Plan and associated maps visit the Comprehensive Plan page. 

$120.00 (hard copy)
$20.00 (CD)

The Zoning Ordinance contains land use and development regulations for Prince William County. The Ordinance was adopted by the Board of County Supervisors on Oct. 22 1991 and is updated through July 1, 2011. The Zoning Districts Map is available for purchase from the GIS Office.  A Zoning Map is available online in PDF Format. Zoning designations for any parcel can also be found using County Mapper XM.


The Design and Construction Standards Manual and Administrative Procedures for the Management of Site Development Projects (DCSM have been developed and designed to assist the public in understanding the rules, regulations, and policies which apply to land development in Prince William County.


The Subdivision Ordinance contains conditions for design dedication and improvement in regards to subdivisions. The Ordinance has been updated through Aug. 5 2006.


Historical Commission Books for Sale: Historical Commission publications are available for purchase at the Planning Office and are also available for viewing at County libraries.  Call 703-792-7615 for information
​The Build-Out Analysis provides an annual update on growth in the County. Information is pulled from occupancy permits, rezonings, special use permits, and Comprehensive Plan amendments that have been issued or approved during the reporting year.

 Call 703-792-7615 for information

Contact the Planning Office at 703-792-7615 or for more information.


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