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.
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.
The Health Department, per Virginia Law, is required to conduct health sanitation inspections for other Commonwealth of Virginia agencies. This inspection is part of the licensing or permitting process these other agencies have for many types of businesses, establishments and facilities. A health sanitation inspection is sometimes called a CORE inspection.
These agencies can include but are not limited to: Department of Education; Department of Social Services; Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice. When one of these agencies requires your facility or businesses to submit an Environmental Health Sanitation Inspection conducted by the Health Department, you may request an inspection by submitting an application in PLUS.
PLANNING AND LAND USE SYSTEM - PLUS
Use the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS) to apply for permits, track the status of your application, update information, upload documents, pay fees, and search property information.
If you have any questions, please call us at 703-246-2201.