Zoning in Loudoun County

Loudoun County has a Zoning Ordinance which defines and implements land use and design standards. The Zoning Ordinance:  

  • Provides details relevant to each specific zoning district
  • Guidelines for the subdivision of land (minimum parcel size, yard requirements, etc.)
  • Permitted and special exception uses
  • Additional development requirements 

Zoning Ordinance

The Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance does not apply to properties within the seven incorporated towns. Each town has its own Zoning Ordinance. Also, HOA covenants may place additional restrictions on possible uses.

The online version of the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance includes a "Read Me First" document, which will explain how to navigate through the ordinance.

What Can I Do With My Property?

What you can do on your property depends on many factors, including allowed uses in the zoning ordinance. Other factors that may affect what you can do with and on your property include: 

  • the size of your property,
  • environmental features such as:
    •  flood plain
    • mountainside overlay district 
    • limestone overlay district

The Loudoun County Online Mapping System shows the zoning layers down to the parcel level.

Other factors that may affect what you may do with your property include:

  • If you are in a historic district
  • Private access easements
  • Private conditions, covenants and restrictions 

Subdivision is allowable by right in many rural districts if you meet the requirements of the zoning district. Check with the Department of Building and Development for details.


Property Search

If you know the address or pin number of a property, you can find detailed information about the property through the following: