The Public Facility Review Process
Public Facilities support the services and functions
provided by the county government or public utilities companies.
Fairfax County's Facilities Review Processes ensure balance between the county's future land use intensity and facility quantity while ensuring that new facilities are located to maximize accessibility while minimizing neighborhood impact. The primary mechanisms used by the Facilities Planning Branch for ensuring a well balanced and adequate public facility system are the 6409(a) and 2232 Review processes.
Fairfax County's Public Facility 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.)
For review purposes, public facilities are either Telecommunications or All Other Public Facilities which include education, libraries, public safety and utilties and services excluding telecommunications.
Monopoles • Treepoles • Towers • Co-locations • Modifications • Antennas • Cabinets • DAS • Small Cell
Understand the Federal 6409 Process and Fairfax County's 2232 Process. Understand which process you should use for your telecommunications facilty. Download an application for your proposed telecommunications facility.
Parks • Schools • Libraries • Sanitary Sewer • Public Safety • Gas • Solid Waste • Electric Stormwater • Water
Understand the steps of the 2232 Process, terminology, its origins in the Virginia Code and Comprehensive Plan
Understand the steps of the Public Facility Review 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 Telecommunications) 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.
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