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Zoning Ordinance

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Zoning Ordinance Cover PageIn 2003, the Town revised its Zoning Ordinance as adopted by Council Ordinance No. 2003-0-2. The Zoning Ordinance was adopted to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and businesses of Leesburg; to advance the objectives set out in Section 15.2-2200 of the Code of Virginia (1950, as amended); and to implement the Town Plan. The Zoning Map and subsequent amendments were added as needed to assure good governance.

Frequently Asked Questions provides answers about how to research a property, setbacks and more.

Click here to download the Zoning Ordinance as one document (7 MB)

Table of Contents
Table of Amendments
Article 1: Introductory Provisions
Article 2: Review and Decision-Making Bodies
Article 3: Review and Approval Procedures
Article 4: Zoning Districts (In General)
Article 5: Residential Zoning Districts
Article 6: Nonresidential Districts
Article 7: Overlay and Special Purpose Districts
Article 8: Planned Development Districts
Article 9: Use Regulations
Article 10: Density/Intensity and Dimensional Standards
Article 11: Parking, Loading and Pedestrian Access
Article 12: Tree Preservation, Landscaping, Screening, Open Space and Outdoor Lighting
Article 13: Reserved
Article 14: Creek Valley Buffer
Article 15: Sign Regulations
Article 16: Nonconformities
Article 17: Enforcement and Penalties
Article 18: Definitions
Appendix I: Sign Graphics


To register a zoning violation complaint, please complete the respective form (Alleged Zoning Violation Complaint or Excessive Occupancy Questionnaire), and forward to the Department of Planning and Zoning at Town Hall (25 West Market Street, 2nd floor service counter). A Zoning Inspector will then research the reported violation.

For interpretations of the Zoning Ordinance, contact the Zoning Administrator Michael Watkins.

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