Land Development Notice

Land Development Services
12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, Virginia  22035
703-324-1780, TTY 711

April 21, 2014

New Stormwater Management Requirements Take Effect July 1, 2014

As of July 1, approved plans, plans currently under review, or plans that are still in bonding WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE REDESIGNED to meet the new stormwater management requirements UNLESS your plan, or its associated rezoning or preliminary plat was approved by the County before July 1, 2012 (grandfathered) or is covered by an existing state VSMP permit.

If your project requires state VSMP permit coverage, or you are unsure about the need for VSMP permit coverage, contact the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) at 804-698-4000 or 1-800-592-5482 (toll free in Virginia) and/or submit a VSMP permit registration statement and Fee Form to DEQ no later than June 1. Information about VSMP permits is available at the DEQ Construction General Permits webpage:

Grandfathering applies to plans that were approved by the County prior to July 1, 2012, and that have not obtained VSMP permit coverage or commenced construction.  If you are unsure about whether your project meets the criteria for grandfathering or time limits please review County Technical Bulletins 14-04 and 14-06 available at this link:

Additional training for industry on the County Stormwater Management Ordinance is being developed.  If you are interested in attending, you may call staff at 703-324-1780, TTY 711 to be included on a contact list.

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