Code Compliance

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-1300
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12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1016
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jack W. Weyant, P.E.,
Director

Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Vehicles Flyer
Commercial Vehicles Flyer

Article 4 of the Zoning Ordinance regulates commercial vehicles on residential lots. A commercial vehicle is 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.
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