Board of Supervisors Meetings
Board meetings are open to the public and conducted according to the
Board’s Rules of Procedure based on Robert’s Rules of Order. The chairman presides at Board meetings and has all
the rights and duties of other Board members including one vote, but
does not have independent executive authority or a legislative
The Board usually meets two Tuesdays per month in the Board Auditorium in the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.
Meetings are archived and organized by date, with each meeting date page containing presentations to residents, meeting agenda and summary (minutes) of Board actions, audio and video coverage. Board Committee meetings are archived separately.
Audio: highlights podcast // live audio feed: 703-324-7700, TTY 711
9:30 a.m. -- Presentations
During this section of the meeting, the Board recognizes outstanding citizens, organizations or events.
10 a.m. -- Special Reports
These do not occur at every meeting, but may include an annual report by a Citizen Board, Authority or Commission, a special report by county staff, etc.
10:30 a.m. -- County Executive
The county executive or staff presents items before the Board for its consideration, action or information. A copy of the county executive's items is provided for the public in a notebook just inside of the Board Auditorium off the lobby entrance. Copies of the land use cases are available in the same location after the lunch break.
11 a.m. -- Board Matters
Board members are each given time to discuss issues of concern to them.
1 p.m. -- Break/Closed Session
3 p.m. -- Public Hearings
Public hearings usually begin at 3 p.m. and are held all afternoon on issues such as land use and zoning applications, proposed permit parking districts, etc. Public hearings may extend into the evening.
Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities and supports the Americans with Disabilities Act by making reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
Open captioning will be provided in the Board Auditorium.
The auditorium is accessible to people with disabilities. In addition to being accessible to persons in wheelchairs, it also has an audio enhancement system with multiple receivers. Requests for these receivers should be made in advance by calling the Building Management Office, 703-324-2055, TTY 711.
For sign language interpreters or other accommodations, please call
the Clerk's Office , 703-324-3151, TTY:
703-324-3903, no later than 48 hours before the public hearing.