Subdivision Ordinance – Updated Through April 13, 2017


Adopted by Fauquier County Board of Supervisors May 9, 1968

Amended through April 13, 2017

Please Note: This document is updated periodically. The official Subdivision Ordinance with all the recently adopted amendments is maintained in the Zoning Office. Fauquier County is offering access to the Subdivision Ordinance on the Internet as a service to the public. We are unable to assist users of this service with legal questions nor respond to requests for legal advice or the application of the law to specific facts. Therefore, to understand and protect your legal rights, you should consult your own private lawyer. The Zoning and Development Services Division can respond to questions, for example, what are the options for division of a particular parcel of land, whether or not your property may be divided with a family transfer, or the timing of the review process.

Most Recent Amendments

Table of Contents

Section 1 – Purpose and Intent

Section 2 – Definitions (Words and Terms)

Section 3 – Administration

Section 4 – Plat Preparations, Procedures, General

Section 5 – Streets, General Standards and Design

Section 6 – Street Classification

Section 7 – Minimum Street Improvements Required

Section 8 – Special Area Requirements for Use of Street Standards

Section 9 – Preliminary Plats

Section 10 – Final Plats and Construction/Infrastructure Plans

Section 11 – Compliance with Chapter

Section 12 – Enforcement

Section 13 – Changes or Amendments

Section 14 – Validity

Section 15 – Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances

Section 16 – Effective Date

Section 17 – Geometric Design Specifications

Section 18 – Hydrogeologic Testing



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