Zoning in Fauquier County is regulated by the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance. The Ordinance is intended to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public and to implement the adopted Comprehensive Plan for the orderly and controlled development of the County. The Ordinance is administered by the Zoning staff within the Department of Community Development's Division of Zoning & Development Services. The Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance is subject to periodic revisions upon action by the Board of Supervisors.
Zoning approval is required before any new structure is built on a property, including agricultural buildings. Zoning approval is also required before grading or other land disturbing may occur on the property and before a new use is added or a change in use occurs on a property.
Zoning information and assistance is available by calling 540-422-8220, or on a walk-in basis at the front counter. Zoning staff listed on this page may also be emailed for information. For more information on specific types of Zoning Approvals and Requirements, follow the links below.