Potholes. They happen all over the county, especially in the winter and spring as temperatures change. Please report potholes you encounter! Here's how:
Virginia Department of Transportation: Primary and Secondary Roads
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintains most primary and secondary roads in the county and fixes potholes on them.
- Report potholes online to VDOT.
- Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) to report potholes or to ask who maintains a road.
- More VDOT pothole information.
Other Major Roads
VDOT does not maintain all major roads in the area, however. If you see potholes on the following major roads:
- Dulles Toll Road, contact the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority.
- GW Parkway, contact the National Park Service.
Fairfax County Maintained Roads
- Very few miles of public roadway are maintained by Fairfax County. If there's a pothole on a road you know is maintained by the county, then contact 703-877-2800, TTY 711. For assistance in determining public or private responsibility for a road, please contact VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD, TTY 711, or fill out VDOT's online form.
Private and HOA Roads
- Many private roads are maintained by businesses, apartment/condo complexes, homeowner/civic associations or residents. If you know there's a pothole on a road that's privately maintained, contact your HOA or the business that's responsible. For assistance in determining public or private responsibility for a road, please contact VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD, TTY 711, or fill out VDOT's online form.