Land Use and Development
Land use and development in Fairfax County is governed by the:
- Land Development Process Overview
- Land Development System (research zoning cases, site plans, grading plans, and waivers)
- Staff Reports
Commonly Asked Land Use Questions
- How do I start the Rezoning, Special Exception, Variance, or Special Permit process?
- What can I do with my property?
- What's going on in my neighborhood?
- What does the Comprehensive Plan say about my area?
- What is the process for changing the Comprehensive Plan?
- How do I apply for a special permit or special exception for a home child care facility?
- When do I need county permits to dig up dirt, dump fill dirt or clear land?
- What is the bond release process for new home developments?
Complaints and Concerns
- Comprehensive Plan
- 2232 – Public Facilities Review Process
- Fairfax Forward Process
- Staff Reports for Proposed Amendments to the Comprehensive Plan
Major Planning Projects and Studies
- Embark Richmond Highway
- Fairfax Center
- Silver Line
- Laurel Hill
- Reston Master Plan Special Study
- Transforming Tysons
- More Projects
- Facebook: Fairfax County Land Use Planning
- Applications Under Review
- Bonds and Agreements Processes
- Building Permits
- Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance
- Grading Plans
- Historic Preservation
- Places of Worship and Non-profit Organizations
- Public Facilities Manual
- Site Fee Schedule
- Site Plan Status
- Site Development Forms
- Site Development Publications
- Tidal Shoreline
- Application Process (Rezoning, Special Exception, Special Permit, Variance)
- Interpretations of Proffers and Development Conditions
- Research Zoning Cases
- Find your Zoning District
- Lot Subdivision
- Residential Setback Requirements
- Temporary Special Permits