Zoning Text Amendments

Zoning text amendments (ZTA) are necessary to keep the Zoning Ordinance current with new uses, to implement new policies, and to ensure that the Zoning Ordinance furthers its purpose of promoting the health, safety, and general welfare of the public. A ZTA is formed either by (1) a directive by the Board of County Supervisors or (2) through a request made by the Zoning Administrator. Once requested, the case is considered at a public meeting by the Board of County Supervisors for initiation. After being initiated, the proposed language is drafted and presented to the DCSM/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee for review and to ensure the impacts of modifying the Zoning Ordinance are considered in a collaborative process. After being reviewed, the ZTA is considered at public hearings by the Planning Commission and the Board of County Supervisors. When the ZTA is adopted by the Board it becomes effective immediately.     

Prince William County Zoning Text Amendment Report

The Development Application Processing Schedule (DAPS) report includes amendments to the Zoning Ordinance that have been initiated by the Board of County Supervisors. Cases are sorted by status and will remain on the report for 60 days after the final action before no longer being displayed.

Changes to Municode (the online repository for the Prince William County Code) from recently adopted Ordinances approved by the Board take approximately four (4) months.

Recently Adopted Ordinances Not Yet Codified:

Current Text Amendments

​Case Number Case Name / Web Page ​Status
DPA2021-00020 Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District Comprehensive Review  Ongoing
DPA2016-00007

Agritourism and Arts Overlay District

Adopted
DPA2017-00018

Distribution and Fulfillment Centers

BOCS: TBD
​DPA2017-00024

Telecommunications and Small Cell Facilities

Initiated, On-Hold
DPA2016-00020

Mixed-Use Zoning Districts

Adopted
DPA2016-00018

Big Box Ordinance

Initiated, On-Hold
DPA2019-00003

Domestic Fowl Overlay District

Adopted
DPA2021-00005

Cattle

Adopted
DPA2021-00014

Data Center Overlay - Hunter Property

BOCS: 9/7/2021
DPA2021-00016

Data Center Overlay - Innovation Park 

PC: 9/15/2021
DPA2021-00017

Technology Overlay 

Initiated


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