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​Welcome to the Prince William County Planning Office Website

The Fiscal Year 2020 Fee Schedule is now available
Please make sure to use the NEW FY2020 Fee Schedule after close of business June 28, 2019 and review any forms and applications for changes and updates. Forms are being updated to new County letterhead so please be aware of any changes and go to the Planning Forms and Applications web page for the latest version.

NEW! Web Mapping Application: Adjacent Property Owner Lists

​The Prince William County Planning Office and DOIT/GIS Office have developed a new website application that will streamline the process for creating Adjacent Property Owner (APO) mailing lists for land use applications. Now applicants have the tools to generate their own APO mailing lists and submit digital and hard copies to the Planning Office for the purpose of meeting the requirements of Zoning Ordinance Section 32-700.60.

Through cooperation with adjacent jurisdictions, addressing data from these jurisdictions is accessible alongside County addresses in this new application. The application also links to updated Homeowners Associations (HOA) data and HOA contact information for required mailings.

Interactive Online Comprehensive Plan

The Planning Office invites you to explore the new online interactive Prince William County Comprehensive Plan at www.pwcgov.org/CompPlan. The new format includes the recently adopted Technical Update to the Comprehensive Plan, the first step in the Comprehensive Plan Update, which included seven chapters and three sector plans. For further information regarding Prince William County's Comprehensive Plan Update status, schedule, and process, visit www.pwcgov.org/PlanUpdate. If you have any questions or comments, please visit www.pwcgov.org/PlanningCommentForm.

Community Conversations on the Comprehensive Plan

Citizen involvement in developing the 2040 Comprehensive Plan is critical.  You are invited to attend any of the three community conversations, conveniently located across the County.  Please share your thoughts,  ideas, and suggestions with the Planning Office and other County agencies to help shape the ongoing Comprehensive Plan update and the future of Prince William County. Help us keep Prince William a Community of Choice!

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW MOBILE AND DESKTOP APP (GUIDEBOOK) TO ACCESS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS!
 

 

New and Improved Development Application Processing Schedule (DAPS)

The Development Application Processing Schedule (DAPS) has been reformatted and made easier to use. Improvements include consolidating the report to eliminate duplications, sorting cases by status, and other changes. The information is the same but the format is different and easier to use. The DAPS report updates automatically on a nightly basis and is available by clicking on the link to the report that is on the Planning Pending Cases page. If you have any questions please call the Planning Office at 703-792-7615 or email planning@pwcgov.org.

Comprehensive Plan Update

​The Prince William County Comprehensive Plan contains a strategy for responsible, fiscally-sound growth to produce a vibrant, prosperous, stable, "livable" community. On August 3, 2016, the Board of County Supervisors approved the scope of work for a Comprehensive Plan Update. The update has been divided into sections:

Work sessions focusing on different sections and chapters will be held periodically during the update process. Meetings and work sessions will be announced as they are scheduled and will be open to the public. Sign up for the Planning Announcements eNotifications to receive messages about plan updates and events.

What We Do

The Planning Office has three divisions: Long Range Planning, Current Planning, and Zoning Administration. The office is responsible for the development and implementation of the County's Comprehensive Plan, reviewing development applications, supporting land use tools and policies, and lastly acting as staff to the boards, committees, and commissions.  

Development Applications:
   Comprehensive Plan Amendments
   Public Facilities
   Rezonings & Proffer Amendments
   Special Use Permits
   Zoning Approval & Administration
   Zoning Appeals & Variances
Boards, Commissions and Committees:
   Agricultural and Forestal Districts Advisory Committee
   Architectural Review Board
   Board of Zoning Appeals
   DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee
   Historical Commission
   Planning Commission
   Trails and Blueways Council 

What's Up In Adjacent Jurisdictions?

​Curious about what neighboring jurisdictions, including our towns, are doing with development adjacent to Prince William County? When Prince William County receives notices from other jurisdictions, we will post them on our website. Click here to see what's up in our adjacent jurisdictions and towns.

Mission Statement

To implement the Board's Zoning Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan goals, the Planning Office collaborates with the community and its customers to achieve a high quality of life and regional identity, through innovative land use planning.

 

 Planning Events

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, August 27
6:30 pm
Wednesday, September 4
7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 4
7:00 pm

 News & Announcements

  • Contact Information

    May 31, 2017

    The Planning Office is located in the Development Services Building at 5 County Complex Court, Suite 210, Prince William, VA 22192-9201.
    Office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.

    Planning Office Contact Information:
       Phone: 703-792-7615
       Fax: 703-792-4401
       Email: planning@pwcgov.org

    Zoning Administration Office Contact Information:
       Phone: 703-792-7615
       Fax: 703-792-4401 
       Email: zoning@pwcgov.org 

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