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,

Development Review Metrics

Site Plan metrics are highlighted in green. Building Plan metrics are highlighted in blue. Please select from the available metrics below:

Average Building Plan Review Times by Project Type
Average Site Plan Review Times - Project Type
Site Plans Average Review Times
Building Division Overview
New Commercial Building Plan Review Days
Tenant Alterations Review Days
Residential Building Plan Review Days

Division metrics

Division Metrics

Division metrics

Tenant Alterations

residential review days

Site plan review time

site averages

Building definitions:

New Commercial Buildings

  • Complex: high-rise building of all use groups and low-rise buildings of complex use groups (A, E, H, I, R-1, R-2, R-4).
  • Non-Complex: low-rise buildings of non-complex use groups (B, F, M, S, U).

Commercial Tenant Improvements

  • Fast Track: tenant improvements up to 4,500 square feet for non-complex use groups.
  • Tenant Alterations: tenant improvements not eligible for Fast Track.

Residential Construction

  • Single Family Dwellings: custom homes, use group R-5, of any size.
  • Masterfile: countywide, multi-location detached houses or townhouses, use groups R-3 or R-5, of any size.
  • Additions: multi-story additions or one-story additions over 1,000 square feet. Please note: all other residential improvements are reviewed in one day and thus not counted in the review timeframes provided. Alterations to condos are considered commercial tenant improvements.

EPR: Plans review under the Expedited Building Plan Review Program that have been pre-reviewed by county-approved third-party peer reviewers.

Inspection Holdovers: inspections not completed on the day requested.

Site Definitions

  • SP: Site Plan
  • SD: Subdivision Plan
  • PI: Public Improvement Plan
  • DPE: Designated Plan Examiner
  • INF: Infill Lots

Please note, times listed are averages based on plans processed in recent reviews and may not reflect your actual review time.