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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Opportunity to Serve: Member Sought for Loudoun Board of Zoning Appeals

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Are you a Loudoun County resident who is interested in zoning? Loudoun County is seeking applicants to serve on the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). There is one opening for an alternate member whose term would begin immediately upon appointment by the Loudoun County Circuit Court.

The duties of the BZA include hearing and deciding: 

  • Appeals of administrative decisions and notices of violations made in accordance with the zoning ordinance; 
  • Applications for variances as authorized by the zoning ordinance;
  • Appeals from the decisions of the Loudoun County Zoning Administrator regarding interpretation of the zoning map where there is uncertainty as to the location of a zoning district boundary; and
  • Applications for special exceptions when buildings or structures have inadvertently encroached into a yard or setback.

The BZA has five members and two alternates who are appointed by the chief judge of the Loudoun County Circuit Court for staggered terms of five years. BZA members must be residents of Loudoun County. 

The BZA meets approximately once a month for a public hearing. 

The deadline to apply for a seat on the BZA is May 31, 2021. More information, including a link to the online application form, is available at

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