The Town of Herndon established the Herndon Arts District in downtown Herndon to increase awareness and support for the arts and to provide incentives for qualifying arts businesses to remain, expand and locate in the district. Qualifying businesses include arts instruction, arts office, media arts, museum, performing arts, performing arts venue, visual arts creation and visual arts.

Qualifying new and expanded businesses  may receive 100 percent reduction of planning, zoning and building permit application fees up to $2,000.00.

Qualifying businesses must submit an application to the town’s Community Development Department for review and approval.

Below are links to the ordinance establishing the district and a map of the district boundaries. For more information please contact Economic Development at 703-435-6800 ext. 2085


Ordinance 16-O-02

Arts District Map

Arts District Application