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Business Assistance Team: Building & Development - Permits
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Business Assistance Team
1 Harrison St. SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

Evan Harlow, Business Assistance Team Leader, Department of Building and Development

Ph: 703-777-0395
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The Loudoun County Department of Building and Development is a key member of the Loudoun County Business Assistance Team. The department offers a variety of services and information to businesses, including zoning information, the issuance of building permits for commercial construction, sign permits for business signage, and zoning permits.

Land Development Front Counter
The Land Development Front Counter is often the first stop for customers looking for information about starting a business in Loudoun County. The staff at the front counter provides zoning information that helps prospective business owners find out what uses are allowed on their property. 

Land Development Front Counter Contact Information

Scot Ferris, Land Development Customer Services Supervisor
Ph: 703-771-5392
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Zoning Ordinance
The staff at the Land Development Front Counter can answer questions about the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance, which defines and implements land use and design standards such as permitted uses. Loudoun County has multiple Zoning Ordinances and the front counter team can help determine which one your property and intended use falls under. The Zoning Ordinances are online. The 1993 Revised Zoning Ordinance includes a "Read Me First" document, which will explain how to navigate through the ordinance. 
The Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance does not apply to properties within the seven incorporated towns.  Each town has its own Zoning Ordinance. Also, homeowners association (HOA) covenants may place additional restrictions on possible uses for home-based businesses.

Zoning Permits
Although all building permits in Loudoun are issued through the county's Department of Building and Development, zoning permits are issued either by the county or by one of the county's incorporated towns, if applicable. More information on what you need to know about zoning permits for your business is online. If you are interested in having a child care business in your home, specific information for that type of use is also online:

Zoning Permits Contact Information:
Theresa Stein, Zoning Permits Manager
Ph: 703-777-0648
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Commercial Construction Permits
Before beginning commercial construction in Loudoun County, you must obtain permits from the appropriate county agencies and, if applicable, the appropriate agencies of the incorporated towns. More information about what you need to know to obtain a construction permit is online.

Commercial Construction Permit Contact Information:
Melissa Brown, Customer Services Supervisor
Ph: 703-771-5591 
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Sign Permits
The Department of Building and Development issues sign permits for business signage. More information about what you need to know to obtain a sign permit is online.

Sign Permits Contact Information:
Lee Ann Baty, Zoning Permits Manager
Ph: 703-737-8205 
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