Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

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TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,

Land Development Technical Bulletins

Technical Bulletins announce new and updated policy and code requirements regarding building and site construction.

Number Technical Bulletins Issued Date
19-10 Recycled Concrete Aggregate Prohibited in Certain Applications 9/23/19
19-09 Setting basement floor elevation above the groundwater table in residential construction 7/15/19
19-08 Waivers and Modifications Appropriate for review during Entitlement vs. Site Plan/Subdivision review 6/19/19
19-07 Single-Line Plumbing Riser Diagram 5/16/19
19-06 Verification of Green Building Related Commitments 5/15/19
19-05 Expiration of Grandfathering Status Under the Stormwater Management Ordinance 3/27/19
19-04 Expiration of VPDES Construction General Permit on June 30, 2019 3/26/19
19-03 Requirements Regarding Operational Analysis (OA) Submittals & Traffic Impact Analysis/OA Determination Requests 2/14/19
19-02 2019 Comprehensive Unit Price Schedule 2/7/19
19-01 Determining and Certifying Residential Building Height 1/29/19
18-10 Health Department Review of Grading Plans 12/21/18
18-09 Bay Windows 7/3/18
18-08 New Parking Tabulation Form 5/8/18
18-07 Wood as Nonabsorbent Floor Material 4/5/18
18-06 Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Rooftop Antenna Screening 3/16/18
18-05 2018 Comprehensive Unit Price Schedule 2/21/18
18-04 Electrical Systems Supported by Suspended Ceilings 2/16/18
18-03 Shape Factor in the R-C District, Increase in Residential Building Height and Minor Lot Line Adjustments Revision
18-02 Existing House Location Plats 1/8/18
18-01 Compliance with the Minimum Yard and Location Requirements of the Zoning Ordinance 1/8/18
17-07R Single Issue Zoning Amendments 9/6/17
17-06 Site-Related Plan and Final Plat Validity 7/11/17
17-05 Policy on the consideration of paved materials to construct trails in lieu of stone dust or natural surfaces 5/15/17
17-04 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system 3/28/2017
17-03 Hidden fasteners for decks constructed using the Fairfax County Typical Deck Details 3/27/2017
17-02 Proffer Compliance Narrative Standards 3/27/2017
16-02 Impact of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlas 14 Rainfall Data on Use of Existing Floodplain Studies 5/20/16
15-01 Stormwater Management Ordinance - Use of Nutrient Credits to Meet Water Quality Control Requirements for Time Limits and Grandfathered Projects and Infill Grading Plans in the Water Supply Protection Overlay District (WSPOD) 5/28/15
14-14 Implementation of the 2015 Comprehensive Unit Price Schedule (UPS) 12/30/14
14-13 Stormwater Management Ordinance Guidelines for Implementation, Part 2 8/7/14
14-12R Guidance for Obtaining State General VPDES Permit Coverage for Discharges of Stormwater from Construction Activities 9/3/14
14-11 Stormwater Management Ordinance Common Plan of Development or Sale 6/25/14
14-10 State Permit Requirements for Construction of Single-Family Detached Residential Structures; and Stormwater Management Requirements in Residential and Non-Residential Subdivisions 6/24/14
14-09 Guidelines for Permitting and Street Acceptance Process in Tysons Corner Urban Center 6/4/14
14-08 Stormwater Management Ordinance Guidelines for Implementation  5/6/14
14-07 Tysons Design Guidance and Criteria for Non-Standard Streetlights Along Public Right-of-Way 5/5/14
14-06 Stormwater Management Ordinance Procedures for Requesting Grandfathered Projects and Time Limits Determinations 3/24/14
14-05 Moratorium on Stackable, Modular Plastic Units as Underground Stormwater Management Facilities Suspended 3/24/14
14-04 Stormwater Management Ordinance Requirements for Grandfathered Projects and Projects with State General Permit Coverage 2/19/14
14-03 Procedural Memorandum to Clarify and Establish the Process for Acceptance of Supplemental Right-of-Way Dedications 2/19/14
14-02  Plan Processing Procedures for the Installation of Street Lights Along Public Rights-of-Way 2/7/14
13-06 Review of Tree Conservation Ordinance Requirements 10/4/13
13-05 Certification Requirements for the Installation of Stormwater Management Facilities in Public Rights-of-Way Within the Tysons Corner Urban Center 8/6/13
13-04 Adoption of Amendments to the Public Facilities Manual and Chapters 101 and 112 of The Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia 5/21/13
13-03 Concurrent Review of VDOT Entrance Permits and County Land Disturbance Permits 3/27/13
13-02 Process for Letters of Map Change in Special Flood Hazard Areas 3/22/13
12-03 Use of Existing Flood Hazard Data to Delineate Floodplain Boundaries on Plans 10/15/12
11-10 Sewer and Water Line Diagrams 10/17/11
11-09 Engineers and Surveyors Institute Fairfax Pay As You Go Program 9/13/11
11-08 Revised Priority Rating Form for Erosion & Sediment Control 9/8/11
11-07 New County Soils Map 8/29/11
11-06 Conservation Plan for Land-Disturbing Activities 2,500 - 5,000 sq. ft. 8/15/11
09-14 Street Acceptance Packages 10/14/09
09-13 Adjoining Property Owners Notification for Soil (Geotechnical) Report Submissions 10/19/09
09-12 Detached Single Family Dwelling Grade Definition 9/15/09
09-11 Clarification of the Definition of Expansive Soil 7/7/09
09-10 Development within Mapped Dam Break Inundation Zones of State-Regulated Dams 6/22/09
09-09 Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Workforce Dwelling Unit (DWU) 8/4/09
09-06 Administrative costs utilized to calculate the total bond amount for all projects 5/13/09
09-05 Compliance with Land Disturbance Regulations for Construction of Single Family Detached and Attached Dwellings, Additions to Existing Single Family Detached and Attached Dwellings, and Accessory Structures Related to Single Family Detached and Attached Dwellings 3/30/09
08-23 Planting of Ash Trees Discouraged in Fairfax County in Response to the Emerald Ash Borer 12/17/08
08-22 New Tree Conservation Requirements 11/21/08
08-20 Procedures for highlighting revisions to development plans and plats for pending
zoning applications and requests for proffer interpretations
08-18 Change to Requirements for Trash and Recycling, High Density Polyethylene Pipe, Inspection of Storm Drain Pipe, and Shared Utility Easements 9/15/08
08-15 Fairfax County Under Quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer 7/31/08
08-14 Standardized Waiver Template for Site and Subdivision Plans 7/31/08
08-12 Depiction of Resource Protection Area Boundaries on Plans of Development 7/03/08
08-10 Residential Compatibility Meeting Notice 6/11/08
08-09 Changes to the Commercial Walk-Thru Program 5/20/08
08-07 Fireworks 5/15/08
08-02 Cardboard Recycling For All Construction, Demolition and Renovation Projects 1/15/08
07-21 2007 Updated Project Completion Checklist for Developers 8/5/07
07-20 Fire Suppression Building Provision Changes 8/29/07
07-18 Trash and Recycling Code Changes 8/9/07
07-16 New Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Request Forms Available 7/6/07
07-15 Traffic Impact Analysis New Submittal Requirements 7/6/07
07-14 Park Authority Property - New Easement Fee Schedule 7/2/07
07-13 Update to Park Proffer Calculation Formula 6/21/07
07-08 Exemption of Water Well Drilling from County Code Chapter 104 3/15/07
07-05 New Cover Sheet for Major Plans; New Requirements regarding Stormwater Management Facilities and Best Management Practice Facilities; and New Requirements regarding Refuse and Recycling Collection 2/2/07
07-03 Plant Lists Available for Bioretention Facilities and Vegetated Roofs 1/25/07
07-02 New Procedure for Reviewing for Shape Factor 1/11/07
07-01 New Plan Submission Requirements Related to Dams 1/11/07
06-19 Post Submission Conferences and Site Plan Inserts 10/26/06
06-13 Certification of Building Heights for Single Family Detached and Townhouse Units 7/1/06
06-12 Residential Concrete Foundation Wall Design Parameters 7/1/06
06-07 Water Quality Impact Assessments for Water Dependent Development in a Resource Protection Area 3/13/06
06-06 Zoning Application Revised Checklist/Sheet Index 3/13/06
06-04 Drainage Divides, Stormwater Outfall and Notification Amendments 2/15/06
06-03 Army Corps of Engineers Review of Plan Submissions - Revised 4/13/06
06-02 Street Acceptance Procedures and Bond Extension Policy 1/18/06
05-20  Updates to Bonding Policies - Revise 12/20/05
05-19 Information Required on Infill Lot Grading Plans to Assist in the Assessment of Adequate Drainage 12/12/05
05-15 Additional Information Required on Construction Plans to Assist in the Assessment of Adequate Drainage and Erosion & Sediment Controls 10/3/05
05-05 Enhance Your Curb Appeal (Construction Debris Disposal & Recycling) 2/23/05
05-04 Street Acceptance Procedures 2/15/05
05-03 Stormwater Management Acceptance & Review Information (Rezoning, Special Permit, Special Exception, & Development Plan Applications 2/2/05
05-02 Ventilation Air Policy, Intermittent and Variable Occupancies, Occupant Load Calculations 1/12/05
04-19 Resource Protection Area Exceptions & Waivers to Permit Underground Detention in Residential Areas Considered in Conjunction with Rezonings & Special Exceptions 10/29/04
04-13 Electrical Energy Compliance Requirements for Commercial Construction 7/28/04
04-09 Cluster Subdivision Amendments 6/23/04
04-06 Stormwater Management Facility Submission Requirements 5/20/04
04-03 Pressure-Treated Lumber 2/3/04
03-22 Home Improvement Contractors' (HIC) License Requirements Changes for Fairfax County 12/8/03
03-16 Chemical Erosion and Sediment Controls Use in Fairfax County 7/11/03
03-11 Compliance with the State's Minimum Standards for Controlling Erosion and Sedimentation 5/2/03
03-10 Outfall Analysis and Pre-development Conditions Narratives 4/25/03
03-09 Lumber Species Not Native to North America 4/23/03
03-05 Policy and Procedures for Implementation of Infill and Residential Development Study Recommendation SW-10 3/31/03
03-03 Ventilation Air Policy, Intermittent and Variable Occupancies, Occupant Load Calculations 2/28/03
03-01 New Requirement Relating to Erosion and Sediment Control Plans 1/24/03
02-18 Stormwater Runoff From Building Rooftops 10/23/02
02-16 9/6/02
02-15 9/6/02
02-13 Contractor Verification Cards 7/23/02
02-11 Amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance Effective July 2, 2002 7/19/02
02-10 7/16/02
01-05 Optimizing the Processing of Development Agreements 7/13/01
01-04 Amendments to Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Law Effective July 1, 2001 6/6/01
01-02 Revised Procedures for Trail Maintenance Agreement Letters to the Virginia Department of Transportation 3/5/01
00-07 Required Number of Copies of Site and Subdivision Plans, Floodplain Studies, Drainage Studies, and Resource Protection Area Designation Plans 11/14/00
00-04 Private Utility Companies Involvement in Pre-construction Meetings held by the Environmental and Facilities Inspections Division 7/11/00
00-01 Revised Procedures for Entrance Permits Associated with Site Plans and Subdivision Plans 6/16/00
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