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Home Occupation Permits

The Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance allows certain businesses and occupations to be conducted in a dwelling unit provided they comply with certain restrictions. A Home Occupation Permit is issued by the Department of Building and Development Zoning Division and there is a $165 (one-hundred-sixty-five dollar) fee associated with this permit.

Permit issuance is contingent upon the application being completely filled out, signed by the property owner and meeting the restrictions as set forth on the Restrictions page.

There are two ways to obtain a Home Occupation Permit, either apply in person or mail your completed application, accompanied by a check in the amount of $165 (one-hundred-sixty-five dollars) payable to "County of Loudoun." at the time of submission.

View or download the Home Occupation Permit Application Form.

Application for operation of a Child Care Home requires:
  1. A signed copy of the Child Care Home Permit and
  2. Memorandum to Child Care Providers (Included with the Child  Care Home Permit above) and
  3. a schematic plat of the property that depicts the fenced in area

Application for a permit also can be made at the Building and Development Front Counter:
Loudoun County Government Center
1 Harrison Street, S.E., 2nd Floor
Leesburg, Virginia 20177
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 703-777-0220

If you have further questions regarding a Home Occupation Permit, please call our office at 703-777-0220.

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