Planning & Zoning

COVID-19 Service Adjustments 

(updated August 21, 2020)

The Government Center (1 Harrison St., Leesburg) floors 2 – 5 are closed to the public.

The Customer Service Center will be available by phone 703-777-0246 (option 5), LEx, or email, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The main Planning and Zoning email is continuously monitored. Customers will receive a response to email inquiries.

Planning and Zoning has drop-off and pick-up areas on the first floor of the Government Center for deliveries and customers who cannot complete business online, by email , or by phone (703-777-0246, option 5).

  • Pick-up and drop-off stations are accessible during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and are monitored regularly.
  • Drop-Off - Planning and Zoning’s secure drop-off box for the public is located in the Government Center’s first floor lobby(containers in the Art Gallery area). Use the drop box to leave items such as:
    • Plans and application submissions.
    • Deliveries from FedEx, UPS, and couriers when no signature is required.
  • For deliveries that require a signature or for oversized packages, customers will go to the information booth in the lobby.
  • Pick-Up - Planning and Zoning’s pick-up station for the public is located in the Purcellville Room on the first floor of the Government Center. Use this station to pick up items such as:
    • Planning Commission public hearing notice posters (for Board of Supervisors public hearing posters see the County Administration pick-up station).
    • Plans or materials left by staff.
  • Staff will notify members of the public by email or phone when materials, plans, or posters are available for pick up.
  • The name of the person picking-up the item will be displayed on the outside of the pick-up item(s).

Potential Delays in Legislative Land Development Application Reviews

  • Some business meetings and public hearings will be cancelled or postponed. We are making every effort to minimize impacts; however, cancellations could delay the Board taking final action. Check the County calendar for dates and cancellations.

Electronic Submissions Encouraged

  • Applicants are encouraged to email legislative applications. We are waiving the requirement that a complete application includes paper copies. 
  • Mail the original signed LDA and the application fee check (payable to “County of Loudoun”) to:
    Department of Planning and Zoning
    Loudoun County
    PO Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177

No In-Person Pre-Application Conferences

  • In-person PRAP meetings are not being offered. Instead, they’ll take place by teleconference or GoToMeeting.
  • Request a virtual PRAP.

Department of Planning and Zoning

  • Manages land development applications for rezonings and special exceptions
  • Administers and enforces zoning ordinances
  • Assists property owners in the management of historic, archaeological and agricultural/forestal resources
  • Prepares reports and studies to guide the development of policies and plans regarding land use