Code of Virginia §15.2 Ch. 22, grants localities in the Commonwealth the legislative authority to classify and regulate development on the land under its jurisdiction.
The Arlington County Zoning Ordinance (ACZO) and the Zoning Boundaries map (the Zoning Map) regulate the use and development of all land located within the County.
- Arlington County Zoning Ordinance
- Appendix A: Columbia Pike Form Based Code – Commercial Centers
- Appendix B: Columbia Pike Form Based Code – Neighborhoods
- Zoning Boundaries Map
The authority to amend the Zoning Ordinance and/or the Zoning Boundaries map resides solely with the Arlington County Board, upon the recommendation of the Planning Commission, at a duly advertised public hearing. Upcoming and recent Zoning Ordinance amendments are available below:
Interpretations and Determinations
The Zoning Ordinance is interpreted by the Zoning Administrator when there is a need for clarity in either the application and administration of the zoning regulations. An index of standing determinations is available at Zoning Administration Determinations & Advice. A determination request must be submitted in writing, as described on Request for Zoning Determination.