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The Zoning Administration Division is responsible for processing zoning approvals and permits for residential and commercial uses, administering the County’s Zoning Ordinance by processing appeals and variances to the Board of Zoning Appeals and responding to zoning and proffer verification requests.

Zoning approval is required prior to the construction of any new structure and the commencement of any new use on a property. Zoning Administration issues zoning approvals after ensuring compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. 

 Please Note:

  • The amount of time needed for review varies depending on the complexity of the specific proposal, completeness of the information provided, and seasonal workload. 

  • Applicants should call 703-792-6830 before visiting the Zoning Office to verify the information required for submission, that appropriate staff is available, or to schedule an appointment. 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended as a guide only. It has no legal status. The Prince William County Zoning Ordinance is the legislative act adopted by the Board of County Supervisors.

 Customer Service Counters

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(except federal holidays, the Friday after Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve)
Zoning Counters are closed the second Wednesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 
Zoning Counters: 703-792-6830
Fax: 703-792-4758
Please Note: Most applications for Zoning approvals shall be submitted in person.


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