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Zoning & Planning

Steps for Administrative Appeal

  1. Applicant submits application, a letter of intent, plat of property, and fees to Zoning Administrator. (Refer to Article 20, Section 3-462, (A).

  2. Zoning Administrator determines of all submission requirements have been met. Advise applicant within 30 days if additional material needs to be submitted.

  3. Zoning Administrator notifies applicant that application has been received and is being processed. Zoning Administrator prepares analyses for Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).

  4. Board of Zoning Appeals holds public hearing and reviews application. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall make no decision on any administrative appeal until it has conducted a public hearing thereon after giving public notice as required by the provisions of Section 15.2-2204 and 15.2-2205 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, which provisions shall be incorporated into the rules of the BZA. The public hearing must be heard within sixty (60) days of the date such application was made.

  5. The Zoning Administrator shall also transmit copies of all administrative to the Planning Commission, which may send a recommendation to the BZA or appear as a party at the hearing.

  6. Time limit for action by the BZA is ninety (90) days of the filing of the application.

  7. Any person or persons jointly or severally aggrieved by any decision of the BZA, may present to the Circuit Court of the County a petition specifying the grounds on which aggrieved within thirty (30) days after the filing of the decision in the office of the BZA, as provided in Section 15.2-2314 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended.

Zoning Fees

Land Development Application — This form is in Acrobat (pdf) format. If you do not have a copy of Adobe’s Acrobat Reader currently installed on your computer, click here to install it.

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