Zoning Text Amendments

A Zoning Text Amendment is formed by either a directive through one of the County Supervisors or through a proposition made by the Zoning Administrator. Once proposed, the case is brought forth to the Board of County Supervisors for initiation. After being initiated, the language is drafted and brought forth to the DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee to review and ensure the impacts of modifying the Zoning Ordinance are considered in a deliberate and collaborative process. After being reviewed, the ZTA follows the procedures of being presented in front of the Planning Commission and, if recommended for approval, presented in front of the Board of County Supervisors. When the ZTA is finally adopted, the desired use is permitted, and is served for the general purpose of promoting the health, safety, order, prosperity, the conservation of natural and historic resources, and the general welfare of the public.

The following report contains text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance that are pending or have been adopted within the past year to the PWC Zoning Ordinance. 

Recently Adopted Zoning Text Amendments
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors have adopted the following Zoning Text Amendments. All adopted amendments take effect immediately and have been incorporated into the PWC Zoning Ordinance. Changes to reflect in Municode take approximately 4 months. View the Board staff report be selecting the case number and view the adopting ordinance by selecting the ordinance number.

Zoning Text Amendment Date Adopted BOCS Ordinance PWC Municode Link
Storm Water Management
March 11, 2014​ Ord. No. 14-11​ Yet to be published to Municode
​Mandated Zoning Changes
April 15, 2014​ Ord. No. 14-17 Yet to be published to Municode
​HCOD Changeable Copy Signs
April 15, 2014​ Ord. No. 14-18 Yet to be published to Municode​
​Motor Vehicle Repair
​June 3, 2014 Ord. No. 14-29 ​Yet to be published to Municode


Zoning Text Amendments Under Review
The following Zoning Text Amendments have been initiated by the Board of County Supervisors and are scheduled to be reviewed before the DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, and for final action before the Board of County Supervisors. For more information regarding the scheduled hearing dates, please refer to the Development Application Processing Schedule.

M/T & M-2 District, Moving and Storage
Pet-Related Uses
Minor Modifications to Proffers
​Regulation of Event Centers
Apply Conditions to Family Day Home Permits
Storage Containers on Agricultural Properties
2014 Mandated Zoning Changes

Zoning Ordinance
The Zoning Ordinance consists of text and a map that classifies the land of Prince William County into various zoning districts. The link below will take you to the Municode section for Prince William County. Navigate to Chapter 32 for the Zoning Ordinance of Prince William County.

If you have any questions on the Zoning Text Amendments, please call Zoning Administration at (703)792-7615 or email planning@pwcgov.org.