• Agency Overview


    The Planning Office is responsible for the review of development applications including rezonings, special use permits, comprehensive plan amendments, agricultural and forestal districts, zoning appeals and variances, and public facility reviews. The office acts as support staff to the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Historical Commission, Agricultural & Forestal Districts Advisory Committee, Architectural Review Board, and Trails & Blueways Council. The Planning Office has four divisions: Long-Range Planning, Current Planning, Zoning Administration, and Community Development.

    5 County Complex Ct. Ste. 210,
    Prince William, VA 22192
    (703) 792-7615 (TTY: 711)
    Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm
    Rebecca Horner, AICP, CZA
    Rebecca Horner, AICP, CZA
    Acting Director of Planning
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    See More in the Pathway to 2040

    Citizen involvement in developing the 2040 Comprehensive Plan is critical. Share your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions with the Planning Office and other County agencies to help shape the ongoing Comprehensive Plan update and the future of Prince William County.

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    Development Application Processing Schedule

    Get the latest information on pending and completed zoning requests, special use permits, comprehensive plan amendments and more.

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    Growth in Prince William County

    The Build-Out Analysis is an annual publication produced by the Planning Office that provides an update on growth in Prince William County. Information is pulled from occupancy permits, rezonings, special use permits, and Comprehensive Plan amendments that were issued or approved during the reporting year.

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    Pathway to 2040 Land Use Chapter Update

    As part of the review of long-range land use designations countywide, land use change requests were accepted from county property owners. All submitted applications will be considered for inclusion in the land use update. The Planning Office received 35 Long-Range Land Use Designation Change Request applications consisting of 78 parcels and approximately 1,871 acres.

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    Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District Review

    On May 18, 2021, through Res. No. 21-327, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors initiated amendments to County policies and regulations related to data center development including the Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District, the Design and Construction Standards Manual, the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, and other appropriate development regulations.

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    CPA2021-00004, PW Digital Gateway

    On July 20, 2021, through Res. No. 21-445, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors initiated an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for PW Digital Gateway with an expanded study to include the entire corridor between Route 29 and Sudley Road.

Development Services ePortal

ePortal is Prince William County’s Development Services’ online customer access point to permits, inspections, plans, requests, code enforcement and more.
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Regional Development Initiatives

Curious about what neighboring jurisdictions, including the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and towns within the county, are doing with development adjacent to Prince William County?
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