Posting Property for Public Hearings

Pursuant to the 1993 Revised Zoning Ordinance (PDF), Section 6 to 600, each public hearing involving planning and zoning matters before the Planning Commission, Board of Supervisors or Board of Zoning Appeals requires notice to include posting property, maintaining placards, notification of proper parties, and certification (affidavit) of notice.

Placard Notice (Posting of Property)

The applicant shall post the subject property using the placards provided by the county.

  • The posting shall occur at least 21 days and no more than 30 calendar days prior to the public hearing.
  • The placard(s) shall be affixed to a pole, post, fence, or other structure to be clearly visible from each public road abutting the property.
  • If no public roads abut the property, then the placard(s) shall be posted to be clearly visible from at least two abutting properties and at the access point(s) to said property.
  • The applicant shall maintain all placards up to the time of the hearing and shall remove all posted placards no later than 15 calendar days after the public hearing has been closed.

For more information, or if more placards are needed, contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246.