City of Alexandria, VA
For Small Businesses
Welcome to the Planning & Zoning Department's online information center for prospective and existing small-business owners. The City recognizes that small businesses are the backbone of our local economy and we want to do everything we can to assist you. If you require further assistance, please contact our zoning counter. The Counter is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. We are located in City Hall at 301 King Street, Room 2100 and can be reached at 703.746.4333. For business license and tax issues, please contact the Finance Department's Business Tax Office at 703-746-3903
On June 22, 2010, City Council adopted new small business zoning regulations. The purpose of these zoning changes is to improve, expand and continue the work on the small business zoning program that began in 2008. City Council approved a number of recommendations which included expanding the administrative SUP process to include valet parking, outdoor dining and massage establishments, allowing additional uses in industrial zones, eliminating the SUP requirement for businesses in Cameron Station. Summary of the 2010 small business zoning changes.
Small Business Resources
Adminitrative Special Use Permits
To learn more about administrative SUP application requirements and view use-specific maps of eligible areas of the City, please use the button below to access our interactive worksheet application.