Zoning Administration Division

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035

Leslie Johnson,
Zoning Administrator

Sign Regulations Part II – Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment

bookstoreFollowing the Part I Zoning Ordinance Amendment to rewrite the sign regulations to be content-neutral, Part II will focus on a broader review of sign policies in Fairfax County. Initially, staff will conduct outreach and education, highlighting the existing regulations and soliciting feedback on what changes should be considered as a part of the Part II Amendment. Following this period of outreach, staff will begin consideration of the amendment. Potential topics may include:

  • Expansion of the ability to request a Comprehensive Sign Plan (CSP) application in commercial areas (currently this request is limited to Planned Districts)
  • Inclusion of review standards and submission requirements for all CSP applications
  • Clarification of sign regulations for mixed-use development and multifamily buildings
  • Review of roof-mounted sign regulations and electronic display (aka digital) signs
  • Consideration of signage standards for mobile pickup parking spaces and drive through uses
  • Revise regulations related to subdivision signs, signs on property actively marketed for sale, lease, or rent, and signs on property undergoing active construction, alteration, or renovation

Community Engagement

Upcoming Meetings

Hunter Mill Land Use Committee
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

McLean Citizen Association
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

For additional instructions or assistance with WebEx meetings, please view the WebEx Instructions for Attendees document.

Past Meetings & Materials

Signs Education and Outreach Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Virtual - WebEx Meeting

Meeting Recording

Signs Education and Outreach Community Meeting
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual - WebEx Meeting

Great Falls Citizen Association
Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Signs Outreach Meeting with Faith and Non-Profit Leaders
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Braddock Land Use and Environment Committee
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Signs Outreach Meeting with Faith and Non-Profit Leaders
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Mason District Council
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting

Mount Vernon Civic Association 
Monday, March 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting


Introduction to Sign Regulations Presentation

Nonresidential Minor Signs Flyer: English | Spanish | Korean

Prohibited Signs Flyer: English | Spanish | Korean

Status Update on Signs ZOA – September 21, 2021

Contact Us

For questions or comments about the proposed amendment, please contact Casey Judge, Zoning Administration Division, by email or at 703-324-1314.

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