Board of Zoning Appeals

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Board of Zoning Appeals 2017Through the authority enacted by the Code of Virginia, and as established by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, the Board of Zoning Appeals has approval authority for Variance and Special Permit applications. The Board of Zoning Appeals is also charged with hearing all appeals of Zoning Administrator determinations, with the authority to uphold or overturn such decisions.

Committee members are Court appointed for five-year terms.


Board Member/Staff position Term Expiration
Benjamin D. Tissue, Jr.
Maximilian A. Tufts, Jr.
Vice Chairperson 
John Meadows
Mary North Cooper
A. William "Bill" Chipman III
Adam Shellenberger*
Chief of Planning (Staff)

Phone: (540) 422-8210

Fran Williams

Secretary/Administrative Manager (Staff)


 *Denotes Staff Lead

Additional Links

Board of Zoning Appeals  Special Permits  Variances

Meetings and Agendas

Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Meeting

The Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a work session at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the Warren Green Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton,Virginia. The public hearing will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the same location.
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