If you receive a notification of violation, whether it relates to a building code, property maintenance, or zoning, you may appeal the decision if you disagree. There are different processes for appeal based on what you are appealing, each with its own deadlines, fees, and processes. Learn the details about each type of appeal:
Building Code and Property Maintenance Appeals
If you receive notice of a building code violation and you disagree, you may file an appeal with the Local Board of Building Code Appeals.
The Board of Zoning Appeals hears appeals regarding Zoning Ordinance orders, requirements, decisions, and determinations.
- Submitting a Zoning Appeal
- Appealing a BZA rejection to Circuit Court: Title 15.2-2314 of the Code of Virginia provides that any person aggrieved by any decision of the BZA may file an appeal with the Arlington County Circuit Court within thirty (30) days of the final decision of the BZA.