Department of Code Compliance

Telephone  Contact Us

  • 703-324-1300, TTY 711
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Complaint  Submit Complaint

Search  Complaint History

The Department of Code Compliance investigates most neighborhood quality of life complaints in the county, including parking in the grass, junk in the yard, too many people living in a home, uncut grass, building without permits, and hoarding. It enforces zoning, property maintenance, building, blight, grass, fire and health codes all within in a single department.


Animals Animals & Pets

  • County rules for animals and pets on residential property.

Buildings, Lots and Land Use Building Lots & Land Use

  • Accessory Structures
  • Fences
  • Home Businesses

Construction Construction

  • Unlicensed Contractors
  • Unpermitted Construction
  • Unpermitted Land Disturbance

hoarding Hoarding

  • How to identify and report hoarding in your community.

noise Noise

  • Barking Dogs
  • Construction Activity
  • Electronics / Musical Instruments
  • Trash Collection
  • Vehicles
  • Yardwork 

property maintenance Property Maintenance

outdoor lighting Outdoor Lighting

  • County rules for outdoor lighting at residential and commercial properties.

signs Signs

  • Signs on residential properties and roads.

vehicles Vehicles & Parking

  • Vehicles Parked on Lawn
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Construction Equipment
  • Inoperable Vehicles
  • Vehicles Blocking the Street


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