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 "GIS Map", can also be found on the County's website (orangecountyva.gov). The GIS office has put together a guide on utilizing the GIS. The zoning layer can be found under the "Orange County GIS" layer group in the "Overlays" subgroup. The different colors denote zoning districts. If the zoning on the property is striped and labeled "conditional", it means it is subject to special conditions called proffers. Contact the Planning & Zoning Services office with questions regarding zoning.
There are 2 important notes regarding zoning and the GIS:Orange County GIS
1. The GIS should only be used for general information and is not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
2. The zoning layer is the "official" zoning map. The zoning listed under parcel details for a property IS NOT the official record of zoning.