Health Codes - Fairfax and Commonwealth of Virginia

Fairfax County Codes

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The Code Of Fairfax is located on the Municode web site. You may review the latest code on the Municode site by scrolling down to the Chapter number using the left side navigation bar on the page, or use the search box on the Municode site to enter the chapter number.

CHAPTER 43.1 - Food and Food-Service Establishments - Contact information
Fairfax County Food and Food Handling Code pdf icon

Health and Safety:
CHAPTER 46 - Health or Safety Menaces - Contact information

Sewage Disposal:
CHAPTER 68.1 - Individual Sewage Disposal Facilities - Contact information

CHAPTER 69.1Water Recreation Facilities Ordinance

CHAPTER 70.1 - Private Well Water Ordinance - Contact information

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Fairfax County Health Department
10777 Main Street Suite 203
Fairfax, Virginia 22030-6900


Commonwealth of Virginia Codes

Sewage and Water Regulations:
Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations - These are regulations that govern septic systems, alternative onsite systems, privies (including composting and incinerating toilets), and siting, design and construction standards for residential and commercial onsite sewage treatment and dispersal systems.

Private Well Regulations - The Private Well regulations contain the site and construction criteria for private (non public) wells used for residential, small business, and irrigations wells (including heat pump wells).

Alternative Discharging Sewage Treatment Regulations - Here you will find the site and performance criteria for residential systems that discharge to state waters, intermittent streams, and dry ditches.

AOSE Regulations - These are the rules governing the private sector practice and reporting requirements related to site evaluation and system design under the Sewage Handling and Disposal Regulations.

Food Establishments-
These regulations govern the construction and operation of food establishments. Learn what is necessary to open a restaurant and what the health department looks for during an inspection (and no, you won't find a requirement for customers to wear shirts and shoes). Including Sanitary Regulations for Hotels CHAPTER 431.

Summer Camps - 12 VAC 5-440.

Campgrounds - 12 VAC 5-450.

Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools - 12 VAC 5-460.

Swimming Pool Regulations Governing The Posting Of Water Quality Results - 12 VAC 5-462.

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