Zoning Administrator Determinations & Advice

The Code of Virginia empowers the Zoning Administrator to interpret the Zoning Ordinance when there is a need for clarity in the application and administration of zoning regulations; either generally or as applied to a specific property. To this end, the Zoning Administrator issues written determinations and advice memorializing such interpretations and findings of fact.


Zoning Determinations are formal decisions by the Zoning Administrator specifically interpreting zoning and/or land use regulations. See below for information on appealing a determination.


In addition to formal determinations, the Zoning Administrator issues written advice to provide guidance on the policies and practices staff follows in applying specific zoning regulations.

Appealing a Determination

Determinations are appealable to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) within 30 days from the date of issuance.