Virginia Maintenance Code

Zoning Enforcement

In addition to enforcing provision of the County Zoning Ordinance, the Zoning Enforcement Team also responds to and investigates complaints under Chapter 3 (Exterior Property Areas) and Chapter 4 (Light, Ventilation and Occupancy Limitations) of the Virginia Maintenance Code, Part III of the Uniform Statewide Building Code. Generally, all residential and commercial structures are subject to the requirements of these chapters of the Maintenance Code and must be maintained and kept in good repair in accordance with the requirements of the code.

Examples of issued addressed by the maintenance code:

  • Exterior Property Areas
  • Exterior Structure
  • Light, Ventilation and Occupancy Limitations
  • Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs


For specific information please call the Zoning Enforcement Hotline at 703-777-0103 and a staff member will return your phone call. If you are filing a complaint, please use the alleged zoning violation complaint form and submit it either by mail, fax or electronically.