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Planning & Zoning
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Zoning Services

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.

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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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Applications and Fees 

Initiatives and Programs 

Zoning Resources 


Contact Us

Department of Planning and Zoning
Zoning Services
301 King Street, Suite 2100
Alexandria, Virginia 22313
Phone: 703.746.4666
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

All Zoning Services staff can be reached at the above phone number:

  • 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
  • Nathan Randall, Urban Planner
  • Taryn Toyama, Urban Planner

301 King Street, Room 2100
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4666
Fax: 703.838.6393
E-Mail

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.