The Department of Community Development is a multi-faceted organization overseeing all land development activities within Fauquier County. The Department administers and guides the building, zoning, planning and environmental activities related to the physical growth, development and preservation of the County and its resources. An overall goal is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of Fauquier County citizens.
Specific plans, policies, regulations and standards that guide Community Development’s activities are established by the Board of Supervisors, with recommendation by the Planning Commission and include:
Comprehensive Plan – The County’s principal guidance document, which establishes a community vision for the future, outlines goals and strategies related to land use, facilities, utilities, natural resources, historic preservation and transportation to provide a direction and means to achieve the County’s overall vision.
The overall focus of the Plan is to direct residential, industrial and commercial development into areas planned for growth, where services and facilities can be provided in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and to preserve agriculture as an industry, farmland and natural resources in the rural areas.
Subdivision Ordinance – Regulations related to the division of land and infrastructure construction.
Zoning Ordinance – Regulations to guide the actual use and development of land and buildings.
Design Standards Manual – Standards to help guide the construction of stormwater management, roads, trails and similar facilities developed for the benefit and welfare of the public.
Uniform Statewide Building Code – Regulations related to building construction.
The Department leads community planning efforts related to the Comprehensive Plan, working with citizens and businesses to define the community vision overall and in individual service districts, where most development is occurring, and to develop the appropriate policies and ordinances aimed at achieving that vision.
Our Mission is to provide quality service in a knowledgeable, informative and courteous manner to our customers.
We strive to provide complete information and a timely response to all requests and applications.
We always welcome your feedback on how we can improve our service to you. Please let us know.
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Hours of Operation
M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
29 Ashby Street, Suite 310
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Kimberley P. Fogle, AICP
Our offices are located in two different buildings:
10 Hotel Street, 3rd Floor
Chief of Planning
Planning Information 540-422-8210
29 Ashby Street, 3rd Floor
Zoning & Development Services
Permitting & Inspections
Kimberley A. Johnson
Chief of Zoning & Development Services
Zoning Information 540-422-8220
Building Information 540-422-8230
County Soil Scientist
Environmental Information 540-422-8240
General Information 540-422-8200
Application Intake 540-422-8200
Directions to Our Offices