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Zoning Approvals, Certificates, and Verifications

A zoning approval is required before starting a use, erecting a structure or building, obtaining building permits, or obtaining certificates of use and occupancy. Most applications should be submitted in person at the Zoning Office on the first floor of the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, except holidays.

The following approvals and permits are routinely applied for on a walk-through basis (in order to receive walk-through status, applications must be presented to the Zoning Counter no later than 3:45 p.m.):

The following approvals and permits require a typical review period of ten days to six weeks:

 Additional Information 

 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 703-792-7615 before visiting the Zoning Administration Division to verify the information required for submission that appropriate staff is available or to schedule an appointment. 


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