The 2232 Review Process

Through Fairfax County's 2232 Review Process, the Fairfax County Planning Commission reviews public facility and utility proposals to determine if their general or approximate location, character and extent are substantially in accord with the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan. The term "2232 Review" is derived from a Code of Virginia requirement under Section 15.2-2232.

Fairfax County's 2232 Review Process applies to all public areas, public buildings or structures and public utility or public service corporation facilities, whether publicly or privately owned. Enlargements, changes of use, and other changes to public areas may also be subject to these provisions. Some facilities are generally not reviewed under this process. (See the list of exempt facilities.)


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About 2322 Process


Learn about the 2232 Process

Understand the steps of the 2232 Process, terminology, its origins in the Virginia Code and Comprehensive Plan, and location of existing telecommunications facilities within Fairfax County.

The  Mobile and Land-Based Services (also known as Telecommuncations) element of the Fairfax County Policy Plan was amended on April 30, 2013. Read the new Mobile and Land-Based Telecommunications Services Policy Plan element. Link to the amendment to see what was changed.


Submit 2232 Application


Submit a 2232 or 6409(a) Application

Fill out an application for either a telecommunications or non-telecommunications public facility. Mail or hand delivery submission. Read about common mistakes and questions. Identify the pertinent attachments required for your application.

6409 (a) Application


Understanding the 2232 Process

Understanding the 2232 Review Process (Video -Media Player)   You Tube

The 2232 Process for the Public (Video - Media Player)   You Tube




Research Past or In-Process Applications

Research the history of public facilities and applicable amendments to pertainent 2232 applications. Determine the state of active applications progressing through the 2232 application process. Obtain staff reports for 2232 applications scheduled for public hearing before the Planning Commision and selected past staff reports.


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