Report Environmental Crimes


Environmental issues affect everyone living and working in the county. All environmental concerns and events negatively impacting the county should be reported (TTY 711 for all numbers listed).

 

Release of Hazardous Materials Into the Environment

911

If the dumping of any substance into a stream, into a manhole, into a storm drain or onto the ground is witnessed, assumptions regarding the contents of the materials should not be made. 911 should be called immediately. When calling 911, be prepared to provide specific information regarding the location and nature of the incident. The local office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (703-235-1113) can be called in addition to (but not instead of) 911.

 

Illegal Dumping

703-324-1300

While any of a number of county and/or state agencies may ultimately have authority over dump sites, depending on circumstances, the Department of Code Compliance is an intake center for complaints.

 

Land Clearing, Tree Removal, Dumping of Fill

703-324-1300

To report the suspected illegal removal of trees, clearing of land, digging or dumping of fill dirt, contact the Department of Code Compliance.

 

Soil Erosion

703-324-1720

To report soil erosion from private properties or construction sites, contact the Site Development and Inspection Division of Land Development Services.

 

Generation of Dust From Construction, Grading or Land Clearing

703-583-3800

Contact the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Northern Regional Office.

 

Trash/Debris on Construction Sites

703-324-1720

Contact the Site Development and Inspection Division of Land Development Services.

 

Construction Noise

If the noise is occuring during the days and hours specified below: 703-691-2131

Recurring noise: 703-324-1300

Call the Police Department’s non-emergency number (703-691-2131) to report construction noise outside on Sunday through Thursday between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or on Fridays, Saturdays, and the day before federal holidays between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Otherwise, if the construction activity is ongoing or recurring, call the Department of Code Compliance at 703-324-1300.

 

Noise in a Residential Area

703-691-2131

To make a complaint about noise from animals, amplified sound, vehicles or people, call the Police Department’s non-emergency number (703-691-2131) if the noise is currently occurring during non-business hours in a residential area

Otherwise, if the noise is ongoing or recurring, call the Department of Code Compliance at 703-324-1300.

 

Trash Collection Between 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

703-324-5320

Call the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. If possible, provide descriptive information about the truck, such as name of company, color, truck number, and license plate number.

 

Other Solid Waste Complaints Associated With Waste Collectors/Haulers

703-324-5320

Call the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services. If possible, provide descriptive information about the truck, such as name of company, color, truck number, and license plate number.

 

Accumulation of Solid Waste Within Buildings (e.g. trash chutes in disrepair)

703-324-1320

To report a complaint, call the Department of Code Compliance.

 

Signs on Roads and Medians

1-800-367-7623 (FOR-ROAD)

If a sign on a road or median poses a safety hazard, you may call the Virginia Department of Transportation. Fairfax County also regularly removes signs that are illegally put on or along selected major roads—but the county's program does not remove signs based on public complaints.

 

Signs on Private Property

703-324-1300

There are restrictions for signs on private property. To report a complaint, contact the Department of Code Compliance.

 

Poorly Maintained Homes or Other Blighted Properties

703-324-1300

To report problems including broken windows and gutters, junk or debris in yards and tall, uncut grass, contact the Department of Code Compliance.

 

Abandoned Vehicles (Five or Fewer)

703-280-0716

Call the Police Department’s Traffic Division Impound Section or e-mail them.

 

Abandoned Vehicles (Six or More)

703-324-1300

Contact the Department of Code Compliance.

 

Outdoor Lighting Concerns

703-324-1300

To report problems with glare, overlighting or other issues, contact the Department of Code Compliance.

 

Air Pollutants

703-583-3800

After hours: 1-800-468-8892

Call the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Northern Regional Office. Air pollutants are emitted by stationary sources, such as power plants, gasoline service stations, and dry cleaners, as well as by mobile and area sources, such as from automobiles, trucks and other highway activities. 

 

No Recycling in Schools

703-764-2459

Section IX of the Fairfax County School Board’s Policy 8542 states that “Schools and centers will have mandatory recycling programs for paper products, cans, and bottles. Construction waste materials will be separated and recycled.”  To report schools that are not recycling in accordance with this policy, contact the Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Facilities Management, Plant Operations Section.

 

Business or Residential Recycling

703-324-5230

To report a suspected violation of recycling requirements (whether residential or business), call the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Solid Waste or make a complaint online.

 

Health Hazards

703-256-2201

For information and guidance on a suspected environmental hazard that may pose a public health risk, call the Health Department’s Division of Environmental Health. These hazards include unburied dead animals; rat infestations; and mosquito breeding sites.

 

Medical Waste

703-583-3800

After hours: 1-800-468-8892

Improper storage or disposal of medical waste should be reported to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Northern Regional Office.

 

Wildlife/Animal Control Issues

703-691-2131

Call the Police Department’s non-emergency number or email Animal Control Services.


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