Development Ordinance Amendments (DOAM)

Development Ordinance Amendments (DOAM) are draft amendments to the Facilities Standards Manual or Codified Ordinance prepared by staff and/or the Facilities Standards Manual Public Review Committee for review by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. Codified Ordinance amendments are usually only reviewed by the Board of Supervisors.


The purpose of the DOAM is to ensure consistency with the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment (ZOAM-2017-0005), which proposes amendments to the buffering and screening standards of the Revised 1993 Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance.  The ZOAM and DOAM also address the Board Member Initiative (BMI) approved (7-0-2; Buffington and Higgins absent) on March 7, 2017, directing staff to develop ordinance language to preserve existing and historic cemeteries and burial grounds.  For more information, refer to the Countywide Landscaping, Buffer Standards.


March 5, 2019

On March 5, 2019, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved a Resolution of Intent to Amend to amend the Codified Ordinances and the Facilities Standards Manual.  The purpose of the DOAM is to: 1) establish new requirements in regard to Emergency Vehicle Preemption for the safe passage of emergency vehicles through signalized intersections and to improve emergency response times 2) amend the Fire Apparatus Access Road standards to be consistent with the Loudoun County Fire Prevention Code (FSM only); 3) amend the Standard Curb and Gutter Individual Driveway Entrance Figure consistent with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) requirements (FSM only), and 4) amend Latent Defect Indemnification Agreement and bond standards to streamline the bonding process (FSM only).