Land Development Notices and Technical Bulletins


Listed below are notices and technical bulletins for the current year. Notices provide details of procedural and program changes impacting the land development and permit application process. Technical Bulletins announce new and updated policy and code requirements regarding building and site construction.

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Notices Issued Date
Clarification of the Exemption of Water Well Drilling from County Code Chapter 104 2/11/16
Adopted PFM Amendment on NOAA Atlas 14 Rainfall Data 2/5/16
Submitting Revisions for Residential Site-Related Plans 1/29/16
Conservation Plans for Projects Using Offsite Nutrient Credits 12/7/15
Concurrent Review Process for Infill Grading Plans with Geotechnical Reports 10/27/15
Concurrent Review Process for Infill Grading Plans with Individual On-site Sewage System 10/21/15
Adopted PFM Amendment on Sidewalk Modifications and Waivers 8/17/15
New Stormwater Pro Rata Share Requirements Take Effect July 1, 2015 6/24/15
PFM Amendment on Underground Detention Facilities in Residential Area 6/15/15
Phased Proposed Revisions to the Official County Soils Map and Construction Safety Guidance in Areas of Naturally Occurring Asbestos 6/3/15
Phased Occupancy for High-Rise Buildings 4/10/15
Rough Grading Plans - Stormwater Management Ordinance Compliance 4/10/15
Use of Certain BMPs, Requiring Director Approval, Restricted on Single-Family Residential Lots 4/10/15
Adopted Code Amendments Regarding As-Built Requirements 3/31/15
Stormwater Management Note on Final Subdivision Plat 3/6/15
Adopted Amendment to the Storm Drainage Pro Rata Share Assessment Program and Agreement 2/12/15
Adopted Amendments to the Land Development Services Fee Schedule 12/18/14
Revised "Parking Tabulation" Form and Instructions 11/26/14
Manufactured Treatment Devices approved for use in Fairfax County 11/26/14
Infill Lot Grading Plans to Receive Initial Quality Control Review 10/24/14
When a Building Permit is Required for Retaining Walls 7/30/14
Stormwater Management Plan Completeness Checklist 7/24/14
Adopted Amendments to the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations 7/21/14
Adoption of the 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code 7/1/14
Revised Coversheets 6/30/14
Stormwater Ordinance Interpretations 6/10/14
Adopted Amendments to the Code of Virginia Related to Preliminary Subdivision Plats and Plan Approval 6/10/14
Designated Plan Examiner Program: Urban Forestry Management Division Now Considered an Outside Agency 5/23/14
Clarification of Rough Grading Plan Submittal Requirements 4/28/14
New Stormwater Management Requirements Take Effect July 1, 2014 4/21/14
Changes in Plan Submission Requirements Affecting Development in Fairfax Water’s “New Service Area” 2/11/14
Number Technical Bulletins Issued Date
15-02 2016 Comprehensive Unit Price Schedule 12/16/15
15-01 Stormwater Management Ordinance - Use of Nutrient Credits to Meet Water Quality Control Requirements for Time Limits and Grandfathered Projects and Infill Grading Plans in the Water Supply Protection Overlay District (WSPOD) 5/28/15
14-14 Implementation of the 2015 Comprehensive Unit Price Schedule (UPS) 12/30/14
14-13 Stormwater Management Ordinance Guidelines for Implementation, Part 2 8/7/14
14-12R Guidance for Obtaining State General VPDES Permit Coverage for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities 9/3/14
14-11 Stormwater Management Ordinance Common Plan of Development or Sale 6/25/14
14-10 State Permit Requirements for Construction of Single-Family Detached Residential Structures; and Stormwater Management Requirements in Residential and Non-Residential Subdivisions 6/24/14
14-09 Guidelines for Permitting and Street Acceptance Process in Tysons Corner Urban Center 6/4/14
14-08 Stormwater Management Ordinance Guidelines for Implementation  5/6/14
14-07 Tysons Design Guidance and Criteria for Non-Standard Streetlights Along Public Right-of-Way 5/5/14
14-06 Stormwater Management Ordinance Procedures for Requesting Grandfathered Projects and Time Limits Determinations 3/24/14
14-05 Moratorium on Stackable, Modular Plastic Units as Underground Stormwater Management Facilities Suspended 3/24/14
14-04 Stormwater Management Ordinance Requirements for Grandfathered Projects and Projects with State General Permit Coverage 2/19/14
14-03 Procedural Memorandum to Clarify and Establish the Process for Acceptance of Supplemental Right-of-Way Dedications 2/19/14
14-02  Plan Processing Procedures for the Installation of Street Lights Along Public Rights-of-Way 2/7/14
13-06 Review of Tree Conservation Ordinance Requirements 10/4/13
13-05 Certification Requirements for the Installation of Stormwater Management Facilities in Public Rights-of-Way Within the Tysons Corner Urban Center 8/6/13
13-04 Adoption of Amendments to the Public Facilities Manual and Chapters 101 and 112 of The Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia 5/21/13
13-03 Concurrent Review of VDOT Entrance Permits and County Land Disturbance Permits 3/27/13
13-02 Process for Letters of Map Change in Special Flood Hazard Areas 3/22/13
12-03 Use of Existing Flood Hazard Data to Delineate Floodplain Boundaries on Plans 10/15/12
12-02 New Procedures for Site-Related Plan Inserts 9/17/12
11-10 Sewer and Water Line Diagrams 10/17/11
11-09 Engineers and Surveyors Institute Fairfax Pay As You Go Program 9/13/11
11-08 Revised Priority Rating Form for Erosion & Sediment Control 9/8/11
11-07 New County Soils Map 8/29/11
11-06 Conservation Plan for Land-Disturbing Activities 2,500 - 5,000 sq. ft. 8/15/11
11-02 Existing House Location Plats 4/1/11
10-02 Compliance with the Minimum Yard and Location Requirements of the Zoning Ordinance 2/03/10
09-14 Street Acceptance Packages 10/14/09
09-13 Adjoining Property Owners Notification for Soil (Geotechnical) Report Submissions 10/19/09
09-12 Detached Single Family Dwelling Grade Definition 9/15/09
09-11 Clarification of the Definition of Expansive Soil 7/7/09
09-10 Development within Mapped Dam Break Inundation Zones of State-Regulated Dams 6/22/09
09-09 Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Workforce Dwelling Unit (DWU) 8/4/09
09-07 Green Building Priority Plan Review 6/26/09
09-06 Administrative costs utilized to calculate the total bond amount for all projects 5/13/09
09-05 Compliance with Land Disturbance Regulations for Construction of Single Family Detached and Attached Dwellings, Additions to Existing Single Family Detached and Attached Dwellings, and Accessory Structures Related to Single Family Detached and Attached Dwellings 3/30/09
09-03 Electronic Signature Requirements for Plans Submitted to Building Plan Review 3/10/09
08-23 Planting of Ash Trees Discouraged in Fairfax County in Response to the Emerald Ash Borer 12/17/08
08-22 New Tree Conservation Requirements 11/21/08
08-20 Procedures for highlighting revisions to development plans and plats for pending
zoning applications and requests for proffer interpretations
10/8/08
08-18 Change to Requirements for Trash and Recycling, High Density Polyethylene Pipe, Inspection of Storm Drain Pipe, and Shared Utility Easements 9/15/08
08-15 Fairfax County Under Quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer 7/31/08
08-14 Standardized Waiver Template for Site and Subdivision Plans 7/31/08
08-13 Developer Process Committee Meeting 8/01/08
08-12 Depiction of Resource Protection Area Boundaries on Plans of Development 7/03/08
08-10 Residential Compatibility Meeting Notice 6/11/08
08-09 Changes to the Commercial Walk-Thru Program 5/20/08
08-07 Fireworks 5/15/08
08-02 Cardboard Recycling For All Construction, Demolition and Renovation Projects 1/15/08
07-21 2007 Updated Project Completion Checklist for Developers 8/5/07
07-20 Fire Suppression Building Provision Changes 8/29/07
07-18 Trash and Recycling Code Changes 8/9/07
07-16 New Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Request Forms Available 7/6/07
07-15 Traffic Impact Analysis New Submittal Requirements 7/6/07
07-14 Park Authority Property - New Easement Fee Schedule 7/2/07
07-13 Update to Park Proffer Calculation Formula 6/21/07
07-08 Exemption of Water Well Drilling from County Code Chapter 104 3/15/07
07-05 New Cover Sheet for Major Plans; New Requirements regarding Stormwater Management Facilities and Best Management Practice Facilities; and New Requirements regarding Refuse and Recycling Collection 2/2/07
07-03 Plant Lists Available for Bioretention Facilities and Vegetated Roofs 1/25/07
07-02 New Procedure for Reviewing for Shape Factor 1/11/07
07-01 New Plan Submission Requirements Related to Dams 1/11/07
06-19 Post Submission Conferences and Site Plan Inserts 10/26/06
06-15 Proffer Fulfillment Narratives/Analyses - Standardization of Plan Submission Format 7/24/06
06-13 Certification of Building Heights for Single Family Detached and Townhouse Units 7/1/06
06-12 Residential Concrete Foundation Wall Design Parameters 7/1/06
06-07 Water Quality Impact Assessments for Water Dependent Development in a Resource Protection Area 3/13/06
06-06 Zoning Application Revised Checklist/Sheet Index 3/13/06
06-04 Drainage Divides, Stormwater Outfall and Notification Amendments 2/15/06
06-03 Army Corps of Engineers Review of Plan Submissions - Revised 4/13/06
06-02 Street Acceptance Procedures and Bond Extension Policy 1/18/06
05-20  Updates to Bonding Policies - Revise 12/20/05
05-19 Information Required on Infill Lot Grading Plans to Assist in the Assessment of Adequate Drainage 12/12/05
05-16 Plans Awaiting Processing in the Bonds and Agreements Branch Procedure - Revised 11/14/05
05-15 Additional Information Required on Construction Plans to Assist in the Assessment of Adequate Drainage and Erosion & Sediment Controls 10/3/05
05-07 Site Plan Expiration 3/9/05
05-05 Enhance Your Curb Appeal (Construction Debris Disposal & Recycling) 2/23/05
05-04 Street Acceptance Procedures 2/15/05
05-03 Stormwater Management Acceptance & Review Information (Rezoning, Special Permit, Special Exception, & Development Plan Applications 2/2/05
05-02 Ventilation Air Policy, Intermittent and Variable Occupancies, Occupant Load Calculations 1/12/05
04-19 Resource Protection Area Exceptions & Waivers to Permit Underground Detention in Residential Areas Considered in Conjunction with Rezonings & Special Exceptions 10/29/04
04-13 Electrical Energy Compliance Requirements for Commercial Construction 7/28/04
04-09 Cluster Subdivision Amendments 6/23/04
04-06 Stormwater Management Facility Submission Requirements 5/20/04
04-03 Pressure-Treated Lumber 2/3/04
03-22 Home Improvement Contractors' (HIC) License Requirements Changes for Fairfax County 12/8/03
03-16 Chemical Erosion and Sediment Controls Use in Fairfax County 7/11/03
03-11 Compliance with the State's Minimum Standards for Controlling Erosion and Sedimentation 5/2/03
03-10 Outfall Analysis and Pre-development Conditions Narratives 4/25/03
03-09 Lumber Species Not Native to North America 4/23/03
03-05 Policy and Procedures for Implementation of Infill and Residential Development Study Recommendation SW-10 3/31/03
03-03 Ventilation Air Policy, Intermittent and Variable Occupancies, Occupant Load Calculations 2/28/03
03-01 New Requirement Relating to Erosion and Sediment Control Plans 1/24/03
02-20 Documenting Proffers/Development Conditions on Architectural Plans 12/20/02
02-18 Stormwater Runoff From Building Rooftops 10/23/02
02-16 9/6/02
02-15 9/6/02
02-13 Contractor Verification Cards 7/23/02
02-11 Amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance Effective July 2, 2002 7/19/02
02-10 7/16/02
02-08 7/8/02
02-05 5/9/02
02-04 4/10/02
01-09 Clarification of Geotechnical Report and Related Site Plan Requirements 10/1/01
01-05 Optimizing the Processing of Development Agreements 7/13/01
01-04 Amendments to Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law Effective July 1, 2001 6/6/01
01-02 Revised Procedures for Trail Maintenance Agreement Letters to the Virginia Department of Transportation 3/5/01
00-07 Required Number of Copies of Site and Subdivision Plans, Floodplain Studies, Drainage Studies, and Resource Protection Area Designation Plans 11/14/00
00-04 Private Utility Companies Involvement in Pre-construction Meetings held by the Environmental and Facilities Inspections Division 7/11/00
00-01 Revised Procedures for Entrance Permits Associated with Site Plans and Subdivision Plans 6/16/00

 

 


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