Zoning is the process of classifying land into areas known as “zones” for the purpose of prescribing regulations concerning building and structure placement, as well as uses for land, buildings and structures. Zoning standards preserve and improve the quality of the community through sound land use planning, code enforcement, neighborhood regulations, and education.
The Town adopted its Zoning Ordinance to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and businesses of Leesburg; to advance the objectives set out in Section 15.2-2200 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and to implement the Town Plan.
Staff is responsible for administering and interpreting the regulations contained in the Zoning Ordinance, including the types of buildings constructed on lots, placement and height of structures, land uses and density of development permitted, number of parking spaces required, size and placement of signs, and other land use regulations.
Applications for permits are accepted at the 2nd floor service counter in Town Hall at 25 West Market Street for rezoning requests, special exceptions including use permits and site plans, sign permits including comprehensive sign plans, variances and home occupations, signatures on Loudoun County-issued certificates of occupancy, and subdivision plat review. For assistance with Zoning and Sign Permits, please contact Brian Roden (703-737-7183) or Kevin Lawlor (703-771-2768), or review Frequently Asked Questions for clear answers to common questions.
Alleged Zoning Violation Complaint and Excessive Occupany Questionnaire
Development Services (major/new site plans, minor amendments, and administrative changes)
FAQs (including how to find out how your property is zoned, setbacks and more...)
Home Occupation Permit and Home-Based Business Guide
Residential Occupancy Rules (avoiding excessive occupancy... more)
Sign Permit (Temporary Sign Permit)
Temporary Use Permit
Christopher Murphy, AICP, Zoning Administrator
Tracey Shiflett, AICP, Assistant Zoning Administrator
Carmen Babonneau, Zoning Inspector
Kevin Lawlor, Zoning Planner
Brian Roden, Zoning Analyst
Staff is liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) and Board of Architectural Review (BAR).