Land Development Services

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703-222-0801 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035
Bill Hicks

Great News for PLUS Customers

LDS LogoCounty staff continue to implement additional improvements to the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS) to serve you better. Check out these new PLUS fixes for Land Development Services (LDS) customers.


PLUS Enhancement

LDS Customer Benefit

Updates to Building

Updated the Plan Room to remove a misleading document type.

Updated the plan room to remove the “plan cover sheet” document type to prevent confusion when naming required files appropriately. The required document is now identified as the Fairfax Cover Sheet.

Added the 2021 Virginia code references.

Updated PLUS to include the newly adopted 2021 Virginia Construction Code.

Updated the building home screen in Accela Citizen Access (ACA).

Updated the historical records link and associated description to provide more detail for customers looking to find historical information for a particular address or project.

Update to non-Plan Room records.

In ACA, customers were able to upload documents to finalized records. This update prevents uploading of documents on records that have a final inspection and are no longer considered active.

Updates to Site

Update ACA application intake to allow customers to submit without payment.

All site records now allow applicants to upload plans and submit the application before payment is made. Fees will be invoiced by staff at intake and payment will still be required before plan distribution. This helps ensure the proper record type is selected and appropriate submission fees are charged accordingly. It also allows the applicant to seamlessly coordinate online PLUS payment with other parties, when needed.

Create new status and generate email on minor plans ready for logout.  

Staff are now able set the record status to Pending Customer when minor site-related plans (minor site plans, infill lot grading plans, conservation plans and residential rough grading plans) have achieved technical approval, but additional conditions are outstanding such as the conservation agreement, pro rata share agreement and VDOT permit. Once updated, the system will generate an automated email to the applicant letting them know additional action is required and list any outstanding conditions and/or fees.   

Designated Plans Examiner (DPE) outside agency review defect corrected.

DPE outside agency reviews that have been approved in prior submissions will no longer activate, creating a cleaner workflow for staff to navigate.

Update parking reduction/adjustment record. 

Updated the parking reduction/adjustment application in PLUS to align with changes to the Zoning Ordinance that took effect on January 1, 2024.



PLUS LogoWe welcome your feedback on future PLUS enhancements. If you have ideas to improve the system, please take a moment to enter them here: LDS Customer PLUS Feedback Form.

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