About the Board of Zoning Appeals

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The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) hears and decides cases for variance requests, appeals of administrative decisions, and appeals of zoning map interpretations. The BZA is a quasi-judicial body whose members are appointed by the Chief Judge of Loudoun County Circuit Court for 5-year terms.

For questions regarding permitting, please visit our Permit Applications page or call 703-771-2765.

Board Members

Term Ends
Peter Vanderloo, Chair 2020
Susan Moffett, Vice Chair  2021
Joseph Carter 2023
Gregory Gutierrez 2024
Martha Mason Semmes 2022


Group Email Address: BZA@leesburgva.gov

Staff Liaison: Michael Watkins, Zoning Administrator, accepts correspondence on behalf of the Board.

Board Documents

Please note that the submission filing deadline is 5 weeks prior to a scheduled meeting at 5pm, and the publication deadline for the public notice is the Friday prior to the newspaper publication date. The 2019 BZA Meeting Schedule lists the filing and public notice deadlines for each meeting.