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Zoning Text Amendments
Zoning Text Amendments (ZTA) are created to serve the general purpose of promoting the health, safety, order, prosperity, conservation of natural and historic resources, and the general welfare of the public. A ZTA is formed either by (1) a directive by the Board of County Supervisors or (2) through a proposal 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 collaborative process. After being reviewed, the ZTA is considered at public hearings by the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors. When the ZTA is adopted by the Board it becomes effective immediately. 

Recently Adopted Zoning Text Amendments  (Available on Municode)

Prince William County Zoning Text amendment report

The PWC Zoning Text Amendment Report contains text amendments to the Zoning Ordinance that have been initiated by the Board of County Supervisors or have been adopted within the past year to the PWC Zoning Ordinance.

All adopted amendments take effect immediately and have been incorporated into the PWC Zoning Ordinance.  Changes to Municode (the online repository for the Prince William County Code) from recently adopted Ordinances approved by the Board take approximately four (4) months.

For more information regarding the scheduled hearing dates for Zoning Text Amendments that have been initiated by the Board of County Supervisors and are scheduled to be reviewed before the DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission, or for final action by the Board of County Supervisors, please refer to the Development Services ePortal where the status of ZTAs are tracked.  (See How to Look Up ZTAs)

Zoning Ordinance

The Zoning Ordinance consists of text and a map that classifies the land of Prince William County into zoning districts. The link below is for the Municode section for Prince William County. Navigate to Chapter 32 to view the Zoning Ordinance of Prince William County. The map may be found here and is also viewable on County Mapper (See How to Find Zoning on County Mapper

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


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