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.

703-246-2201
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

Religiously Exempt Child Care Facilities

Religiously Exempt Child Care Facility Permits

The Virginia Legislature has made changes to the Virginia Law for child care that went into effect July 1, 2021.  The law has changed the agency that regulates childcare from the Dept. of Social Services (DSS) to the Dept. of Education (DOE).  Therefore, effective immediately, the Health Department will no longer issue or renew permits under this chapter and no longer conduct inspections of Religiously Exempt Childcare facilities.  For information on permits, visit the Virginia Department of Education, or email them at Fairfax.CCLicensing@DOE.Virginia. The Health Department will continue to conduct the Health Sanitation Inspection (CORE) on request.

Other Child Care Centers and Private Schools Inspected by the Health Department When another Commonwealth of Virginia agency requires a facility or businesses to obtain an inspection from the Health Department, please register for the CORE/Health Sanitation Inspection using PLUS. These facilities and businesses may include, but are not limited to private schools and child care centers.

Child Care Facility Food Permitting

If food is prepared and served on the premises, the facility must comply with state and local food codes. Applying for a food permit is a separate process.

Other Child Care Centers and Private Schools Inspected by the Health Department

When another Commonwealth of Virginia agency requires a facility or businesses to obtain an inspection from the Health Department, please register for the CORE/Health Sanitation Inspection using PLUS. These facilities and businesses may include, but are not limited to private schools and child care centers.

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