Overview

Tight Garden shot 1Current Planning manages the review processes for the Fauquier County Planning Commission (PC) and Board of Supervisors (BOS) for privately initiated Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Rezoning, and Special Exception applications. They also manage the review process of Special Permits for the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). These processes involve working directly with land owners, applicants, other County Departments, outside review agencies, as well as the general public. The applications are evaluated against the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to ensure the that the proposals are consistent with the County’s adopted vision for a the land and all applicable regulations.

We are committed to letting you know as early in your project as possible what will be required and the steps necessary to get there. Staff is available to provide assistance to the general public, builders, developers and attorneys concerning any applications. The County’s development review processes strive to balance quality development and the needs of the growing community.  

FAQs

  • I understand that the County buys development rights. How do I find out more about this program?
  • Is it possible to obtain a copy of a plat of my property from the County?
  • Where can I find property information?
  • What can I do with land?
  • If there is a County public hearing sign on land near me, how do I find out what’s going on?
  • How are Planning applications reviewed?
  • How can I find out what is going on with a particular case?
  • Are there opportunities for involvement in the Planning process?
  • What if I want to comment on a legislative application?
  • When do Boards and Committees meet? Can I attend?
  • What is the preferred process for viewing a pending Planning application?
  • I understand that the County buys development rights. How do I find out more about this program?
  • Does the County enforce any of the covenants or deed restrictions that may be applicable to my subdivision?
  • Is it possible to obtain a copy of a plat of my property from the county?
  • Where can I find property information?
  • What can I do with land?
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