FAQs: General Accessibility


Does Fairfax County enforce the ADA?

No. The ADA is a Federal law. Fairfax County enforces the accessibility provisions of the building code which is a state law.


Do all personal offices need to be accessible?

No. However, the entrances to all offices must be accessible. Offices for disabled workers must be altered to accommodate the needs of the worker.


Is a restaurant kitchen required to be accessible?

No. However, the kitchen must be altered to accommodate a disabled employee if one is hired.


More Questions?

Please contact Building Plan Review via e-mail or telephone at 703-222-0114, TTY 711 or consult the Accessibility Fundamentals publication.


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