Other Businesses Regulated or Inspected by the Health Department

Picture of the side of an inspection vehicleA number of facilities and businesses are required to obtain a permit or an inspection from the Health Department before opening or renewing a permit. These are annually renewing permits and are not transferable to a new owner.

The Health Department conducts inspections and complaint investigations for general sanitation, infestations and health/safety hazards for these businesses and other facilities listed below, which are permitted or inspected by the Health Department. Members of the public who have concerns about the cleanliness and/or safety of a facility or business in the Fairfax community, may submit a complaint here.

Other establishments inspected and/or permitted by the Health Department: Religiously Exempt Child Care | Restaurants | Pools | Tourist Establishments

Tattoo Establishment

Definition: Any place, shop or establishment where the practice of puncturing the skin with a needle to insert indelible colors so as to leave permanent marks or designs.

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Massage Establishment

Definition: Any fixed place of business where a massage is administered to a client, unless the place is excluded from regulation. Massage means the treatment, for compensation, of soft tissues for therapeutic purposes by the application of massage and bodywork techniques based on the manipulation or application of pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body.

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Other Facilities and Businesses

When another Commonwealth of Virginia agency requires a facility or businesses to obtain an inspection from the Health Department, please contact 703-246-2444 for scheduling.  These facilities and businesses may include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult Day Care Center
  • Assisted Living Facility
  • Family Day Home
  • Child Day Center
  • Children's Residential Facility
  • Certified Preschool or Nursery School Program
  • Independent Foster Home




  • Probationary Home
  • Residential Adult Care Home
  • Shelter

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