Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Office hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Counter hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (M-Th), 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. (F)

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,

Building Plan Minimum Submission Requirements

When applying for a permit, you must submit one copy (two copies if a Health Department permit is required) of plans for the review process. 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
  • Minimum sheet size: 21” x 30” inches for commercial, 11” x 17” for residential; no pencil.
  • Plan rolls should not exceed 50 pounds; if so, you will be required to split it into multiple rolls not exceeding the 50 pounds max per roll.
  • 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 bear the original 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.