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Zoning is the process of classifying land into areas known as “zones” for the purpose of prescribing regulations concerning building and structure placement, as well as uses for land, buildings and structures. Zoning standards preserve and improve the quality of the community through sound land use planning, code enforcement, neighborhood regulations, and education.


Zoning Ordinance

The Town adopted its Zoning Ordinance to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and businesses of Leesburg; to advance the objectives set out in Section 15.2-2200 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and to implement the Town Plan.

Staff is responsible for administering and interpreting the regulations contained in the Zoning Ordinance, including the types of buildings constructed on lots, placement and height of structures, land uses and density of development permitted, number of parking spaces required, size and placement of signs, and other land use regulations.


Land Use Applications & Permits

Applications are accepted at the 2nd floor service counter in Town Hall (25 West Market Street) for:

  • Rezonings
  • Special Exceptions, including use permits and site plans
  • Sign Permits, including comprehensive sign plans
  • Variance Requests
  • Home Occupations
  • Town signatures on Loudoun County-issued Certificates of Occupancy
  • Subdivision Plat Review

For assistance with Zoning and Sign Permits, please contact Brian Roden or Kevin Lawlor. 

For assistance with Certificate of Appropriateness applications or projects in the H-1 Old and Historic District or H-2 Historic Corridor District, please contact Tom Scofield .


Zoning Staff

Please be aware that correspondence sent to Leesburg Town staff is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

StaffTitleDepartmentsPhoneEmail
Babonneau, CarmenZoning InspectorPlanning & Zoning(703) 771-4670
Lawlor, KevinZoning PlannerPlanning & Zoning(703) 771-2768
Murphy, ChristopherZoning AdministratorPlanning & Zoning(703) 737-7009
Roden, BrianZoning AnalystPlanning & Zoning(703) 737-7183
Scofield, TomPreservation PlannerPlanning & Zoning(703) 771-2773
White, BrandonAssistant Zoning AdministratorPlanning & Zoning(703) 771-2758