Zoning Division

Responsibilities
The Zoning Division administers and enforces the city's zoning ordinances, and assists the public with zoning regulations and potential land development in Falls Church City.

Staff work with the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) on special use permits and variances, and with the Architectural Advisory Board (AAB) to review commercial signs and the landscaping and architectural details of new construction and site plan review.
Development
Confirm Property Is Within City Limits
Before preparing plans or drawings and/or submitting an application, make sure the property is within the City of Falls Church's 2.2 square mile limits. The postal service has assigned Falls Church mailing addresses to many properties that are not actually located within the city. For more information visit the Development Services section.