To increase the county’s responsiveness to reports of potential construction violations, the Site Construction Hotline will now be available on evenings and weekends. The number, 703-324-7470, has been active since April 2016, and now the Department of Land Development Services has assigned on-call inspectors to assess and, if necessary, respond immediately to complaints after hours.
The hotline was put in place to respond to residents with concerns about development projects in their communities, and gives the public a direct line to appropriate personnel who can address issues such as:
- malfunctioning erosion and sedimentation controls
- drainage problems
- tracked mud on the roadway
- construction activity within a tree-save area
- construction beyond or without a county-approved plan or permit
- or any activities that may harm the environment, cause safety risks, or damage another property.
Land Development Services inspectors work daily with developers to ensure the multitude of construction projects in our county are conducted in the safest and least disruptive manner possible, but residents often have a closer vantage point to notice if issues arise.
When calling the hotline, callers should provide an address and a description of the problem. If a hazardous material incident or other emergency is suspected, call 911 immediately. Never trespass on private property to get pictures or investigate a development project. The hotline is the best avenue for residents seeking answers and resolution to these issues.