Division of Environmental Health

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our Environmental Health Services office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

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10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pieter A. Sheehan, REHS,
Director, Division of Environmental Health

Permit Applications, Forms and Resources

Female inspector takes notes during a restaurant kitchen inspection

Fairfax County Health Department permits and inspects certain public establishments and oversees installation, maintenance and monitoring of private wells and septic systems:

Establishments Licensed by Other Agencies

  • Home-Based Business Permit for Food Production. Cottage food products can only be offered for direct or indirect sale or service when manufactured under an approved home-based business administrative permit issued by the Department of Planning and Development or a special permit approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals and after the food items are registered with the Health Department. Applicants for a home-based business will be directed to complete the cottage food product registration process by the permit holder using Cottage Food Product Registration Form. This is the initial registration of your cottage food products. An annual renewal of the registration of the cottage food products is required by the Health Department.
  • Massage establishments are licensed by the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services. Please contact that department for information about permitting.

Planning, Permitting and Construction

Find information and resources for navigating through Fairfax County’s development review process.

Applications and Forms

The forms provided on this page are in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view or print them, you will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If you do not find the application or form you are looking for on this page or are experiencing difficulty accessing it, please contact our Customer Service Center by email at hdehd@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-246-2201.

See fee schedules.

Food Establishments

Onsite Well and Septic



Plan Review

Religiously Exempt Child Care Facilities

Swimming Pools

The Health Department does not issue permits for or inspect private residential pools, spas and hot tubs. Please visit Land Development Services' Building Permits page for more information about permits for residential pools.

Tattoo Establishments

Tourist Establishments

Forms of Payment Accepted

We accept cash, checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express. To pay by credit card, please call our Customer Service Counter at 703-246-2201, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. 


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