A building permit is a document, required by state law, granting
legal permission to start construction on a project. This law is
enforced by Fairfax County in the permitting, plan review and
Obtaining a Permit
A completed permit application is
required to start the process of getting your permit. Applying for
your permit can be done in person at 12055 Government Center Parkway,
Suite 230, Fairfax, VA, or many permit types can be applied for online.
plans and other documentation may be required. See Agency
Reviews below for more details.
In order to determine if your project is in compliance with construction
codes, the zoning ordinance and other county or state ordinances,
other agency reviews may be necessary, depending on your
Building Plan Review
publications are available online that detail documents
required, whether a building plan is required and other pertinent
Each major phase of construction must be inspected by a county
inspector to make certain the work conforms to the code, the
permit and the approved plans.