Developer Program Payment Process
A development plan is approved by Fairfax County with requirements to
install new and/or upgrade existing streetlights.
Based on the project construction schedule, and at a minimum of 135
days prior to the desired streetlight installation date, the developer
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.
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.
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.
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
Upon receipt of the streetlight payment, Fairfax County will issue a
letter of authorization to Dominion Virginia Power to complete the
Upon receipt of the letter of authorization, Dominion Virginia Power
will order materials, obtain necessary permits, and proceed with
Upon completion of the work, Dominion Virginia Power will issue an
invoice to Fairfax County requiring payment within 30 days of the
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.