Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Regular hours for calls and emails are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday.

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,

Building Plan Minimum Submission Requirements

You must apply for your permit using FIDO and eplans through ProjectDox.  Paper plans are no longer accepted.  Plans must clearly illustrate the nature of all of the work to be performed.

  • Minimum scale of 1/8 inch = 1 foot for commercial, minimum scale of 1/4 inch = 1 foot for residential
  • Code year used for the design.
  • Name, address and occupation of the building designer.
  • If prepared by a Virginia registered architect or professional engineer, the plans must contain an embedded digital signature, seal and date.
  • Project name, address of the building.

Commercial construction

For additional information, see project specific information on Commercial Construction.

 Residential construction

 For additional information, see project specific information on Residential Construction.

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