Zoning Ordinance

Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance

On December 13, 2023, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance, which replaces the previous Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance. The effective date of the new Zoning Ordinance is December 13, 2023.

All property in the county is now administered under the new Zoning Ordinance, subject to any vested or other statutory rights, with the following exceptions:

  • Commercially and industrially zoned properties that are located in the Route 28 Tax District and administered under the Loudoun County 1972 Zoning Ordinance continue to be administered under the 1972 Zoning Ordinance, unless and until the owner chooses to waive their Route 28 Tax District protections through the rezoning or zoning conversion process. 
  • Grandfathered (PDF) administrative and legislative applications may continue to be processed to approval under the previous Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance
  • The Zoning Ordinance does not apply to properties within the seven incorporated towns. Each town has its own Zoning Ordinance. Also, HOA covenants may place additional restrictions on possible uses.

The Zoning Ordinance regulates land use throughout the county and is the primary implementation tool for the Loudoun County 2019 Comprehensive Plan, a policy document that provides guidance for governmental decision-makers regarding where and how the community will grow over many years.  

The format of the new Zoning Ordinance will ultimately be an online interactive platform, enCodePlus. The launch of that platform is planned for early 2024.

View the Ordinance by Chapters:

Historical Zoning Ordinances

Past zoning ordinances (1993, 1972, etc.) in Loudoun County are online for historical reference.