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Land Development Division
Land & Site Development Fees


land development FY21 Fee Schedule: Effective July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 = LDD FEE SCHEDULE (FY21)


The links below identify fees charged for review and permitting in connection with applications for land development activities in Prince William County, Virginia.

Applicants should use this schedule to identify what fees are required. A review fee calculation form or a land permit calculation form must accompany each plan submission application, as identified in the Administrative Procedures Manual to identify how the fee amount was derived. The fee calculation forms are available at the Department of Development Services, Land Development Division, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, Va. and are also linked below.

Land Development FY21 Fee Schedule – With the exceptions noted on the table below, the BOCS approved a 2.9% across-the-board increase to the fee schedule.  The increase will support the following fee based activities: Rezoning and Special Use Permit Applications (SUPs), Site and Subdivision Plans, Geotechnical Studies, Floodplain, Resource Protection Area Studies, Site Development Bond Administration and Permits, and Lot Grading Plan Reviews. 


Land Development Fee Schedule


Fee TypeFY20 Adopted Fee


Adopted Fee

Plat Vacation pursuant to Virginia Code § 15.2-2271 or § 15.2-2272$0$150
Fire Lane Plan Review$283.22$286.62
Fire Lane Plan Inspection$230.55233.32
Home Occupation Certificate - Family Day Home$86$88
Home Occupation Certificate Appeal$279$287
Variance to the Board of Zoning Appeals$456$469

Re-Advertising Public Hearing Application

Re-Advertisement/Re-Notification (standard case)

Re-Advertisement/Re-Notification (expanded notification area)$0$120
Re-Posting/Replacement Sign (of 10 or more signs)$0$80
Appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)/BOCS$679$698
Zoning Verification (submitted by other than the homeowner) (DMV, DEQ, HUD)$85$86
Non-conforming Lot or Structure$0$120
Non-conforming Use  
a.       New Certification$120$200
b.      Re-Certification applied for in less than or equal to two years from last certification date$58$59
c.       Re-Certification applied for more than two years from last certification date$104$107
Zoning/Proffer/Special Use Permit - Determination or Interpretation$433$445
Zoning Verification (submitted by other than the homeowner) (DMV, DEQ, HUD)$86$88



FY20 AdoptedFY21 Adopted
Special Use Permit Fees 
Category D - Non-commercial and commercial uses of minimal impact or intensity.

Category D - Non-commercial and commercial uses of minimal impact or intensity.

  • Adaptive reuse of a historic building*


    *In addition to existing bullets.


PaymentsNew home development in Prince William County

The exact amount should be used when calculating payments for land development review(s) and permit fees when submitted as part of the application process. If there is a miscalculation of fees by less than 20 percent and the plan meets quality control screening standards, the Department of Development Services will accept the plans and adjust the amount by the final submission (signature submission).
Any fees calculated on an area basis must be figured to a minimum of two decimal places. For example, if the parcel area is 8.49956 ac, do not use 8.4 ac or 8.5 ac, 8.50 ac should be used to calculate the fees.
Payment can be made using cash, checks, or credit/debit cards for all land development review(s) and permit fees. However, credit card payments for bonds and/or escrows (including lot escrows) will not be accepted (cash or separate check only). Checks should be made payable to ‘Director of Finance, Prince William County'. Only the following credit/debit cards will be accepted for land development fees: Master Card, Visa, and Discover. All credit/debit card transactions must be processed in person. Currently, we do not accept credit/debit card payments over the phone or online.



Fee Calculation Sheets:New commercial development in Prince William county

See Land Development Documents or Forms Permits and Applications for the necessary application forms. 


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