How do I find the zoning classification for a piece of property?
The best method for checking the zoning information for a piece of property is to use the County's Geographic Information System (GIS). A link, labeled "County Maps (GIS)", can be found on the County's website (orangecountyva.gov), or the GIS can be accessed directly via orange.gis.timmons.com. Once you search and find the property on the GIS, the zoning layer should be turned on under the "layers" tab to see the zoning of the property. If the zoning on the property is striped, it means it is subject to special conditions called proffers. Striped zoning areas will also be labeled with a rezoning application number (REZ xx-xx) that can be used to obtain proffer information from the Planning Department.


It is important to note that the GIS is not always up-to-date/current due to website updating schedules. It is also important to note that the GIS should only be used for general information and is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Any questions about zoning requirements or requests for zoning verification should be directed to the Department of Planning & Zoning.Orange County GIS

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1. How do I find the zoning classification for a piece of property?
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