Land Development FAQs

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  • Land Development

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

    • How do I know if a property is located with the H-1 Old and Historic 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 in the H-2 Historic Corridor District

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

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

    • How do I find out where my plan is time wise in the review process?

    • What do I need to make a subdivision application?

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

    • When do I need a Zoning Permit?

    • When do I need a Right-of-Way permit?

    • Why should I care about the stormwater for any damage runoff from my property?

    • Are fences permitted in storm drainage easements?

    • What is considered an impervious surface?

    • What are the Town requirements for maintenance accessways to stormwater management facilities?

    • Are highway embankments allowed to be used as dam embankments?

    • What types of porous paving are permitted?

    • What are the requirements for the use of protective handrails on a project?

    • How long will it take to get my plan approved?

    • Do I have to highlight all changes on sets of the subsequent submissions of my plan?

    • 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 submit a subdivision application?

    • How do I start the rezoning process?

    • For what length of time are approved Site Plans or Construction Drawings valid?

    • What is the procedure for adding revised "insert sheets" into previously submitted plans when insert sheets are requested by Town Staff?

    • What are the procedures for requesting DCSM Modifications when a specific design is unable to meet exact DCSM requirements?

    • How do I apply for a Site Plan?

    • How do I start the special exception process?

  • Miss Utility

    • Will the Town locate water and sewer lines in my yard if I call Miss Utility?

    • Why are there colored paint marks in the street and in my yard?

    • Why do I need to call Miss Utility?

  • Permits

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

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

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

    • How do I know if a property is located with the H-1 Old and Historic 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 in the H-2 Historic Corridor District

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

    • 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?

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

    • When do I need a Temporary Use 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)?

  • Rezoning & Special Exceptions

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

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

    • How do I start the rezoning process?

    • How do I start the special exception process?

  • Site Plans & Subdivisions

    • For what length of time are approved Site Plans or Construction Drawings valid?

    • What is the procedure for adding revised "insert sheets" into previously submitted plans when insert sheets are requested by Town Staff?

  • Utility Design & Construction

    • What is the process for requesting water and sewer service for a new development?

    • How long does it take to receive fire hydrant flow test data?

    • Can I do my own fire hydrant flow test?

    • What is the process for requesting water/sewer modeling (flow data) for a new development?

    • What are the tap and availability fees for new water and sewer services?

  • Zoning

    • Do I need to renew my Home Occupation Permit?

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

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

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

    • 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?

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

    • 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?

    • 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)?