Loudoun County, VA

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When is a Grading Permit required in Loudoun County, VA? 

Any project in Loudoun County, Virginia involving land disturbance equal to or greater than 5,000 square feet will require a grading permit issued by Loudoun County.


Any land disturbance in sensitive zoned areas (Mountain Side Overlay District, Limestone Overlay District, or Steep Slopes) may require a grading permit even if land disturbance is less than 5,000 square feet. 


Construction activity (clearing, grading, and excavating) which results in land disturbance equal to or greater than 1 acre will require a separate Virginia Stormwater Management Permit (VSMP) for storm water discharges from construction activities. 

When is a site plan required in Loudoun County, VA?

A site plan is required by Section 6-701 of the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance for development of any land which falls into the following categories: 

  • All uses on a commercial or industrial zoned property;

  • All permitted uses in the residential districts, except for agricultural structures and single-family detached dwellings, duplex dwellings, townhouses and accessory uses and structures allowed by the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance;

  • Those special exception uses and structures which require a site plan;

  • Any development in which any required off-street parking space is to be used by more than one establishment;

  • When an alteration or amendment is proposed to the site improvements or design of a previously approved site plan, unless site plan amendment criteria can be met; in that case, a site plan amendment application may be filed;

  • When an existing residential use is proposed for a change to a commercial, industrial, or multi-family residential use;

  • All public buildings and institutions;

  • All other uses involving a building required to be reviewed by the Planning Commission under Section 15 to 1.456 of the Code of Virginia as amended.


Contact us today to talk about your Civil Engineering project in Loudoun County, Virginia. 

Phone:  (703) 214-7220

Email:   siteplans@demarr-engr.com

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