Historic District Regulations
Article 6-1800 of the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance provides for the protection of historically and culturally significant areas by the creation of Historic Site / Historic and Cultural Conservation / Historic Roadway Overlay Zoning Districts. This means that in addition to land use regulations that apply in a particular area, landowners must comply with architectural guidelines that protect the historic character of the Historical and Cultural Conservation District.
A requirement of Article 6-1900 is the Certificate of Appropriateness. Before any alterations to existing structures (including demolition) or construction of new structures or buildings (including fences but excluding farm fences and bona fide farm buildings primarily used or to be used for agriculture or horticultural purposes) and signs can proceed, plans must be presented to and reviewed by the Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee (HDRC). The Zoning Ordinance and more information about the HDRC are available online:
For More Information
For more information about Loudoun County Historic and Cultural Conservation Districts, please contact Lauren Murphy in the Department of Planning at 703-777-0246 or by email