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Zoning Approval & Administration

the fee schedule for fiscal year 2021 is in effect on july 1, 2o2o. please make sure to use the new schedule with all new applications submitted to the planning office.

Zoning Fee Schedule          Special Use Permit Fee Schedule

Rezoning/Proffer Amendment Fee Schedule          Long-Range Fee Schedule


*COVID-19 change in zoning approval application process

*There is now a Zoning Counter window open to accept zoning approval applications from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Updated: September 21, 2020

Updates to Zoning Application Processes Now in Effect

  • In immediate effect, all homeowners, industry, developers, contractors, and permit runners with zoning submissions are asked to submit applications as follows:
    • Industry/Developers/Contractors and Permit Runners: A new option only for Industry/Developers/Contractors and Permit Runners:
      • The Zoning Branch is now accepting ALL TYPES of zoning applications electronically via zoningcounters@pwcgov.org beginning September 21, 2020. All submissions must be in PDF format.
    • Residential: For residential homeowners, we continue to accept zoning applications:
      • in person at the zoning counter window;
      • via drop-off inside the Development Services Building at the Early Assistance Desk, or;
      • by US Mail or courier service to: Prince William County, ATTN: Zoning Counters, 5 County Complex Court, Suite 180, Prince William, VA 22192.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. We are working to expand electronic services to all customers. Until that is possible, we are monitoring commercial workloads to ensure we have the capacity to increase services to residents without generating a backlog and poor customer service.

Your submission should include the zoning application found here: 

As well as the following documents and payment:

  • A copy of your plat with location of structure shown with setback distances from property lines.
  • The fee in the form of a check, made out to "Prince William County" OR we are now accepting credit card payment over the phone. No cash!
  • If no check is included in mailed or dropped off applications a Zoning Technician will contact you for payment.

Please be sure to provide a contact name, phone number, and email address on all correspondence so we can contact you if necessary.

For questions please call 703-792-6830 to leave a message for a Zoning Counter Technician who will return your call.


ZONING COUNTERS

Zoning Approval is required prior to the construction of any new structure or building, and/or the commencement of any new use on a property.  Zoning approvals will be issued by the Zoning Administrator or designee after ensuring compliance with the Zoning Ordinance.

The Zoning Counters of the Department of Development Services is responsible for processing the following:

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 703-792-6830 before visiting the Zoning Counters to verify the information required for submission, that appropriate staff is available, or to schedule an appointment. 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended as a guide only. It has no legal status. The Prince William County Zoning Ordinance is the legislative act adopted by the Board of County Supervisors.

 


 
ZONING ADMINISTRATION

The Zoning Administration Division of the Planning Office is responsible for processing the following:

 

 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. 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended as a guide only. It has no legal status. The Prince William County Zoning Ordinance is the legislative act adopted by the Board of County Supervisors.

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