New Online Building Permit Applications

Dec. 6, 2013

Ben Boxer
DPWES – Land Development Services
703-324-5880, TTY 711

County Launches New Online Building Permit Applications

The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services is phasing in a new online permit application option for certain building permit types. This option allows for residents and contractors to begin, and in some cases complete, permit applications from their home or office. To apply, customers will be asked to create an account on the Fairfax Inspections Database Online (FIDO) system.

building permit

The FIDO system currently allows the online permit application option for the following project types:

  • Antenna
  • Areaway
  • Building Sign
  • Chimney Reline Repair
  • Deck
  • Demolish Entire Structure
  • Detached Structure – Residential
  • Electric – Residential
  • Finished Basement – Residential
  • Foundation Repair
  • Household Appliance
  • Interior Alterations – Residential
  • Interior/Exterior Waterproof
  • Mechanical/Gas – Residential
  • Mobile Home
  • New Masonry Chimney
  • New Single Family Dwelling
  • New Townhouse
  • Plumbing/Gas – Residential
  • Residential Addition
  • Residential Swimming Pool/Spa
  • Retaining Wall
  • Roof Repair

Many of these permit types may be completed online. If a trip to the county’s Customer and Technical Support Center or other reviewing agencies is required, having a completed online application can greatly reduce wait times and allow county staff to serve customers more efficiently.

For additional information on the Fairfax County Building Permit Process  or assistance with online permit applications, customers may contact the Customer and Technical Support Center at 703-222-0801, TTY 711.

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