Code Compliance

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Code Compliance is open 8AM - 4PM Mon-Thurs and 9:15AM - 4PM Fridays.

703-324-1300
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1016
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jack W. Weyant, P.E.,
Director

Do You Suspect Hoarding?

Often, occupants are unaware of the danger they have put themselves in and may not be willing to ask for help.  By submitting a complaint, you could be saving someone’s life or ending the suffering of animals in need.

woman and cat on stepsSigns & symptoms of someone affected by Hoarding Disorder

The individual may:

  • Have exaggerated attachment to their things and want to save everything, regardless of actual value
  • Not let you in their house - they often express shame and embarrassment about bringing people inside
  • Have money but never seem to pay their bills on time
  • Be a shopaholic and constantly bring purchases home or have deliveries of goods; thereby having increased debt
  • Get agitated, distraught or even belligerent in situations when anyone tries to remove things from their home
  • Stock up on free items (i.e. sugar packets, napkins, pamphlets, etc.) or things that are a bargain
  • Insist all animals are happy and healthy, despite clear signs of distress and illness (animal hoarding)
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