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

Unpermitted Construction

Building and Trade Permits (Unpermitted Construction) Flyer
Unpermitted Construction Flyer

Fairfax County requires a Building Permit for most new residential and commercial construction, which includes, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and framing installations, and alterations; to include building additions, decks, carport enclosures, finished basements, second kitchens, bathroom and kitchen alterations. If you notice suspicious new construction, demolition of an existing structure, construction equipment or materials, mud on the streets, or work occurring on the weekend or after hours anywhere in the county, contact the Department of Code Compliance to confirm whether a permit is required or was issued to the subject property (address). If the permit requirement is in question, an investigation of the activity would be performed to make that determination. If the investigation reveals the work to be unpermitted, then the  violation notice would be issued requiring permits to be issued and inspections to occur. Your identity will be kept confidential.