Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development

1ST_6116The goal of our department is to work on behalf of the residents and businesses to plan for the future growth of our community by identifying and using planning and land use development practices.

The staff is responsible for working with the citizens, businesses, developers, boards/commissions, and Elected Officials while managing urban planning and land development.

We are responsible for carrying out the vision and goals set by the Mayor and the Town Council in promoting sustainable and positive growth that will ensure the Town of Dumfries is a vibrant community for years to come.

The department works closely with developers to make sure projects meet the criteria and regulatory policies established by the Town Council.

We also provide planning services related to development, zoning, land use issues, and building code enforcement and inspections, including but not limited to:

  • Zoning Changes
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Site Plan (development) Reviews
  • Variances and Exceptions
We encourage you to call our office at 703-221-3400 before starting any land development projects, construction (interior and exterior), or demolition so we may properly advise you on the required permits and procedures necessary to move forward with your project.


The Town of Dumfries does not discriminate - against religions or on the basis of sex, age, race, national origin, or a disability. If you believe that you have been discriminated against or that the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA") has been violated, please complete the RLUIPA complaint form.

Planning and Community Development
Reginald Tabor
Director of Planning & Community Development 
703-221-3400 Ext. 121