Code Compliance

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-1300
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1016
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jack W. Weyant, P.E.,
Director

Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Vehicles Flyer
Commercial Vehicles Flyer

Par. 16 of Article 10 of the Zoning Ordinance regulates commercial vehicles on residential lots and defines a commercial vehicle as “a vehicle which bears or displays indicators that the vehicle is designed or used for commercial purposes, regardless of capacity, or is licensed as a ‘for hire’ vehicle.”

One (1) commercial vehicle may be parked on a residential lot provided that it is owned and/or operated by the occupant of the residence, and is not a prohibited commercial vehicle.

Prohibited commercial vehicles include:

  • Vehicles greater than 21 feet long or 8.5 feet wide or 8 feet high, including appurtenances;

  • Towing and recovery vehicles;

  • Vehicles carrying commercial freight in plain view;

  • Trailers used for transporting equipment, whether attached or unattached to another vehicle;

  • Vehicles with three (3) or more axles;

  • Solid waste collection vehicles, tractors and/or trailers of trucks, dump trucks, cement mixer trucks, construction equipment, or similar such vehicles or equipment;

  • Food Trucks.