Developer Program Payment Process


  1. A development plan is approved by Fairfax County with requirements to install new and/or upgrade existing streetlights.

  2. Based on the project construction schedule, and at a minimum of 135 days prior to the desired streetlight installation date, the developer submits a Streetlight Cost Estimate Request Form to Fairfax County to initiate the process for the preparation of a cost estimate and construction sketch by Dominion Virginia Power.

  3. Fairfax County initiates a work request with Dominion Virginia Power and submits a formal request to them for the preparation of a cost estimate and construction sketch based on the streetlight requirements indicated on the approved development plan. 

  4. Within 45 days, Dominion Virginia Power provides the county with a formal cost estimate and construction sketch for the streetlight project, along with any easement requests for the project. Upon review of the construction sketch and cost estimate to assure compliance with the approved development plan, the county records the information in their internal spread sheet and forwards the cost estimate to the developer with instructions for payment.

  5. Within 30 days after receiving the cost estimate, the developer shall make full payment by providing a check in the correct amount and made payable to Fairfax County, delivered to Fairfax County DPWES, Land Development Services, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA.  By this time, fully executed copies of all deeds of required streetlight easements must be transmitted to Dominion Virginia Power.

  6. Upon receipt of the streetlight payment, Fairfax County will issue a letter of authorization to Dominion Virginia Power to complete the streetlight work. 

  7. Upon receipt of the letter of authorization, Dominion Virginia Power will order materials, obtain necessary permits, and proceed with construction. 

  8. Upon completion of the work, Dominion Virginia Power will issue an invoice to Fairfax County requiring payment within 30 days of the invoice date. 

  9. Upon receipt of the invoice, Fairfax County will match the invoice to the original cost estimate, prepare a payment cover sheet, and forward the pay request to accounting.  Accounting will then process the payment and expedite the check issuance to Dominion Virginia Power.

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