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Zoning Variances and Appeals

Variances and Appeals 

Variance applications can be submitted to the Board of Zoning Appeals when the Zoning Administrator has determined that a particular provision of the Zoning Ordinance cannot be met. Variances are usually sought from setback frontage size and square footage standards for both residential and nonresidential uses. Use variances cannot be obtained. Applications to appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals can be filed by anyone who is aggrieved by a determination of the Zoning Administrator. The Board of Zoning Appeals can either uphold or overturn Zoning Administrator determinations.

For further information contact the Zoning Division of the Planning Office or see the Prince William County Code Chapter 32: Zoning Ordinance Article IX.

For more on Variances and Appeals, call (703)792-7615.


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