Land Use Services

The Land Use Services Division works with residents, businesses, developers and government agencies to implement the community’s established vision for the future. By consistently interpreting, applying and enforcing local zoning regulations, the Division ensures development and land use is compatible with surrounding areas to preserve our high quality of life, maintain the unique character of neighborhoods and commercial corridors, and promote a healthy and safe community.

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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 7:00 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.


Zoning Initiatives


Contact Us

Department of Planning and Zoning
Land Use Services Division
301 King Street, Suite 2100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703.746.4666
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

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