What is the exception process?
City Code allows for exceptions to the RPA requirements on a case-by-case basis. There is a strict set of criteria in Chapter 35-11(F)(3) that must be met in order to qualify for an exception. Contact the Department of Public Works at 703-248-5350 (TTY711) for more details.

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1. What is a perennial stream?
2. If my home is within an RPA, can I still make an addition?
3. Are decks allowed within the RPA?
4. Are new sheds allowed within the RPA?
5. Can I remove vegetation within an RPA?
6. What if I want to redevelop my property?
7. What is the exception process?
8. Are there penalties for violating RPA restrictions?
9. Where can I find additional information?
10. What is a Resource Protection Area (RPA)?
11. How do I know if my property is within the RPA?
12. What an I allowed to do within the RPA?