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
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.)
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.
Submit a 2232 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.
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.