Planning & Zoning FAQs

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For additional land development and building-related questions, please visit the Department of Plan Review FAQ page.
  • Businesses

    • What type of signs can I have for my business?

    • Do I need a permit to have a special event for my business?

    • When do I need a Temporary Use Permit?

  • Excessive Occupancy

    • Under the Virginia Property Maintenance Code, what are the limitations on occupancy?

    • How do I register an excessive occupancy complaint? Will my contact information remain confidential?

    • What happens once an excessive occupancy complaint is received?

    • What should I know about excessive occupancy in the Town of Leesburg?

    • Why is the Excessive Occupancy Enforcement Program in place?

    • What is excessive occupancy?

    • What is considered to be the appropriate occupancy of a single family dwelling unit?

  • Floodplain Ordinance Amendments

    • Why is the Town Amending its Floodplain Management Program?

    • What is the National Flood Insurance Program?

    • How will the proposed Floodplain Overlay District affect my property?

    • How do I determine if all or a portion of a property is in the Floodplain Overlay District?

    • What is the difference between FEMA's Flood Maps and the Town of Leesburg's Floodplain Overlay District?

    • Is the designation of Minor Floodplain new within the Town's corporate limits?

    • Who determines whether or not I need to purchase flood insurance?

  • Home Based Businesses

    • Do I need to renew my Home Occupation Permit?

    • Are there special regulations pertaining to operating a daycare in my home?

    • Are signs permitted to advertise my home based business?

    • Are there limitations on the number of employees I can have working from my home?

    • Are there limitations on the sale of items within my home?

    • Do I need a license or permit to operate a business in my home?

  • Land Development

    • How do I research my property, and what information may I find?

    • Where can I see information regarding active land use applications?

    • How do I know if a property is located in the H-2 Historic Corridor District

    • Are additional permits or review required for projects within the H-1 Old and Historic District or H-2 Corridor District?

    • How do I know if a property is located with the H-1 Old and Historic District?

    • Whom do I contact at Loudoun County for a Building Permit?

    • When do I need a Zoning Permit?

    • Why do I need both a Town Zoning Permit and County Building Permit?

    • Whom do I contact for additional questions regarding a Zoning Permit application?

    • How do I start the rezoning process?

    • What do I need to submit with the Rezoning Application?

    • How do I start the special exception process?

  • Permits

    • How do I research my property, and what information may I find?

    • How do I know if a property is located in the H-2 Historic Corridor District

    • Are additional permits or review required for projects within the H-1 Old and Historic District or H-2 Corridor District?

    • How do I know if a property is located with the H-1 Old and Historic District?

    • Do I need a permit to install a fence?

    • What type of signs can I have for my business?

    • What do I need to provide to obtain a Zoning Permit?

    • Whom do I contact at Loudoun County for a Building Permit?

    • When do I need a Zoning Permit?

    • Why do I need both a Town Zoning Permit and County Building Permit?

    • Is a Town Zoning Permit required if all I am doing is repair work (e.g., installing additional electrical sockets, or replacing my hot water tank or leaking water pipes)?

    • Do I need a permit to have a special event for my business?

    • When do I need a Temporary Use Permit?

  • Rezoning & Special Exceptions

  • Zoning

    • How do I know if a property is located within the Crescent Design District?

    • How do I research my property, and what information may I find?

    • How do I know if a property is located in the H-2 Historic Corridor District

    • Are additional permits or review required for projects within the H-1 Old and Historic District or H-2 Corridor District?

    • How do I know if a property is located with the H-1 Old and Historic District?

    • Do I need a permit to install a fence?

    • What type of signs can I have for my business?

    • What do I need to provide to obtain a Zoning Permit?

    • Whom do I contact at Loudoun County for a Building Permit?

    • When do I need a Zoning Permit?

    • Do I need to renew my Home Occupation Permit?

    • Why do I need both a Town Zoning Permit and County Building Permit?

    • Whom do I contact for additional questions regarding a Zoning Permit application?

    • Is a Town Zoning Permit required if all I am doing is repair work (e.g., installing additional electrical sockets, or replacing my hot water tank or leaking water pipes)?

    • Do I need a permit to have a special event for my business?

    • When do I need a Temporary Use Permit?

    • Whom do I contact about an abandoned or inoperable vehicle?

    • Whom do I contact regarding animal complaints?