The Zoning Services Group is responsible for administering and enforcing zoning and subdivision regulations. Staff provides zoning analysis to city agencies, citizens, architects, engineers and builders, and reviews and approves construction permits and business licenses for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. Zoning Inspectors respond to citizen complaints and inspect property for zoning and Special Use Permit (SUP) violations. In addition, zoning staff provides support to the Board of Zoning Appeals, a quasi-judicial citizen appointed board that hears requests for variances, special exceptions and appeals. Zoning staff is available by phone at 703.746.4333 or in person at the Planning and Zoning Counter from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears requests for variances, special exceptions and appeals. The BZA holds monthly public hearings in the City Council Chambers at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
Special Use Permits
Uses listed in the Zoning Ordinance as Special Uses require either an administrative or public hearing Special Use Permit (SUP) before they can be established. Forms are available below to apply for SUP approval.
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Department of Planning and Zoning
301 King Street, Suite 2100
Alexandria, Virginia 22313
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
All Zoning Services staff can be reached at the above phone number:
- Sara Brandt-Vorel, Urban Planner
- Mary Christesen, Urban Planner
- Alex Dambach, Division Chief
- Marlo Ford, Urban Planner
- Felton Gilliam, Zoning Inspector
- Kerry Hall, Zoning Inspector
- Ann Horowitz, Urban Planner
- Peter Leiberg, Zoning Manager
- Sam Shelby, Urban Planner
- Taryn Toyama, Urban Planner