Public Facilities Manual and Code Amendments

Listed below are the proposed and recently adopted amendments to the Public Facilities Manual and the County Code.

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 Current Proposed Amendments

There are none scheduled at this time.


Written comments may be forwarded to: Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Site Code Research and Development Branch, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 608, Fairfax VA 22035-5503, or via email.

Speaker Information

Persons wishing to speak at the public hearings on these topics may call the Office of the Clerk to the Planning Commission, 703-324-2865, TTY 703-324-7951, and the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3903, to be placed on the respective speaker's list, or you may appear at a public hearing and be heard.

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Recently Adopted Amendments

  • Amendments to the County Code Re: Reorganization of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to Create a New Department of Land Development Services and Assign Administration of Chapters of the Code to the New Director and Administration of Chapter 119 of the County Code to the Director of the Department of Code Compliance. – The amendments to Chapters 1, 2, 4, 30, 61, 63, 68.1, 71, 101, 103, 104, 107, 112, 117, 118, 119, 122, and 124, and Appendices A and Q of the County Code are necessary to implement the reorganization.

Effective Date:

    • July 12, 2017, at 12:01 a.m.



  • Amendment to the Public Facilities Manual Related to Expansive Soils & Slope Stability: The amendment updates Chapter 4 (Geotechnical Guidelines) to standardize the best practices used by experienced professional engineers to deal effectively with expansive soil and slope stability concerns.

    Effective Date:

    • Nov. 2, 2016


Please note: Written signatures may have been redacted from the online versions of documents for protection against unlawful duplication.

For more information, contact Site Code Research and Development Branch at 703-324-1780, TTY 711, or via email.

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