Department or Agency Detail

Public Works and Environmental Services

Description The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services' mission is to enhance the quality of life and protect the public interest by establishing sound environmental policies, enforcing codes, and constructing, operating and maintaining the county’s infrastructure by providing effective and efficient public service in the areas of land development, capital facilities, stormwater, wastewater and solid waste.

Please Note: The primary phone number listed below is for the Director’s Office of DPWES. For the most expedient and accurate response, please verify the program or service you are attempting to contact is not listed separately before contacting the primary phone number.
Public Web:
E-mail: Public Works and Environmental Services

Phone Numbers
Primary Phone #: 703-324-5033 TTY: 711
Physical Address Line 1: 12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 448 
City, State, Zip: Fairfax, VA 22035-5502
Directions: Directions to this Address


Programs & Services
Stormwater Management Ordinance
2015 Solid Waste Plan Update
Arborist/Urban Forestry
Bonds and Agreements
Bridges, Pedestrian
Brush/Sticks/Yard Debris
Building Code Questions
Building Design & Construction Division
Building Official
Building Plan Review
Building Plan Review Comments
Building Plan Status, Online
CAP Administrative Services
Chesapeake Bay Exception Review Committee
Codes and Standards
Construction Fees
Construction, Commercial
Construction, County Facilities
Construction, Residential
Contractor's License
Critical Structures/Special Inspections
Education and Outreach
Elevator Compliance
Expedited Building Plan Review
Fall Cankerworm
Feasibility Study
Flood Protection
Flood Zone Area, FEMA
Flooding Emergency, Sanitary/Storm Sewer, After Hours
Flooding, Sanitary Sewer, During Business Hours
Flooding, Storm Drain, During Business Hours
Forest Pests
Gypsy Moths
Home Improvement Projects
Household Hazardous Materials Collections
I-66 Transfer Station
I-95 Landfill
Innovation Center Station Parking Garage
Inspection Scheduling, Online
Inspection Status, Online
Inspection Status, Site Inspections
Inspections, Commercial
Inspections, Commercial (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing)
Inspections, Residential
Land Acquisition Division
Land Conservation Awards
Land Development Fees
LDS FOIA Requests
Leaf Collection
MS4 Permit
Occupancy Permit, Residential
Permit Applications Center
Permits, Building & Construction
Permits, Clearing and Grading
Permits, Special Exceptions
Places of Worship and Non-Profits Ombudsman
Public Information
Public Safety Headquarters
Recycling Drop-Off Centers
Retail Water Rates
Sanitary Sewer Emergencies
Sanitary Sewer Information
Sanitary Sewer, Maintenance
Sidewalks, New Installation Requests
Site Code Research and Development
Site Construction, General Questions (Engineer of the Day)
Site Plan Review
Site Plan Status
Snow Removal, County Facilities
Storm Drainage and Stormwater Facilities - Maintenance
Stream Quality Assessment
Street Addressing
Street Name Signs
Streetlights, Comments and Questions
Streetlights, New Installation Requests (Do Not Report Outages)
Streets, Sidewalks, and Trails
Trails, Maintenance
Trash Collection, County Service
Trash Collection, Private Company
Trash Disposal
Utility Design & Construction Division
Wastewater Collection
Wastewater Management Outreach

NOTE: Any e-mail or other correspondence sent to a member of the Board of Supervisors, or any other public official and/or employee of Fairfax County in the transaction of public business is considered a public record, and such records are subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This means that Virginia law generally requires the County to provide a copy of any such e-mail, upon request, for inspection and copying to any citizen of the Commonwealth or to any member of the news media.

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