The Department of
Planning and Zoning is actively involved with Environmental issues
that affect Fairfax County and its citizens. Below are links to
information describing some ways in which the Department of
Planning and Zoning and other county agencies are addressing some
of these issues.
Air quality issues are a major concern for residents of this
area. Information is available about air quality, airborne
contaminants (construction dust, open burning, vehicle
emissions), and ground-based contaminants (radon, naturally
Preservation Ordinance Amendments
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area information, maps and adopted
Conserving open space and historic resources through easements.
Helping owners protect open space, historic resources, scenic
vistas, and sensitive natural areas on their property.
The Planning Commission Environment Committee is
reviewing electric vehicle charging issues.
Environmental Quality Advisory Council
An advisory group appointed by the Board of Supervisors that
addresses environmental issues such as; water quality, air
quality, noise, hazardous materials, solid waste, stream valley
protection, deer management, light pollution, visual pollution,
and the use and preservation of ecological resources.
Noise Issues and Resources
What is being done to protect and restore water quality in each
of the county's watersheds?
Preserving the quality of our waterways…
Wetlands permit information for waterfront property owners.