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 Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the parking lot on the corner of Lee Street and John Marshall Street, Warrenton, Virginia, to attend a site visit at the Deming property, 2494 Kenner Lane, Midland, Virginia.

A work session will be held at 1:25 p.m. in the Warren Green Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia to review the agenda. The regularly scheduled meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the same location.

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