News to Use Podcast Transcript: Dec. 29, 2009

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Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Dec. 29, 2009. Coming up, find out about the new rules for parking commercial vehicle in neighborhoods and the dog license renewal deadline.


On December 7, 2009 the Board of Supervisors approved changes to Section 82-5-7 of the Fairfax County Code, which prohibits parking of commercial vehicles in residential districts. The code changes are intended to better define commercial vehicles in the County code, in order to improve parking enforcement and respond to complaints about large/commercial vehicles parking on residential streets. The effective date of these changes is February 1, 2010 followed by a 30 day warning period.

  • Changes include code requirements for taxicabs and limousines: One resident of each single family dwelling unit may park one vehicle licensed and registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a taxicab or limousine
  • It expands the definition of commercial vehicles restricted from parking in a residential area.
  • And the changes clarify parking restrictions on service drives.

More information about the changes to the code can be found online at


The renewal deadline for dog licenses is Jan. 31, 2010. All dogs four months of age and older must be licensed. Licenses are good for one year.  The fee to purchase a dog license is $10. Licenses tags can be purchased by mail, on-line or in person in the Department of Tax Administration. For more information and to renew your tags online visit or call 703-222-8234.


That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.  


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