Land Development Services

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


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Number Technical Bulletins Issued Date
24-06 Expiration of Time Limits Status Under the Stormwater Management Ordinance 5/08/24
24-05 Revised Dates for Tree Planting Window 5/03/24
24-04 Contractor and/or Building Owner Responsible for Residential Sprinkler System 4/11/24
24-03 Subdivision Grading Plans (SDGPs) Submission Procedure and Requirements 3/19/24
24-02 Summary of Code Changes in the 2021 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) 2/16/24
24-01 LDS Accepting Plats for Residential Standalone Deck Permits Associated with Bonded Development 2/09/24
23-08 Policy and Process Updates for Fairfax County Elevator Program 12/14/23
23-07 Adoption of the 2021 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) 12/14/23
23-06 Submission and Processing Requirements for Site Plans, Subdivision Plans and Public Improvement Plans 11/09/23
23-05 Designated Plans Examiner (DPE) Second Submission Procedure in PLUS 11/08/23
23-04 Requirements for Site-Related Plans Submitted to Address Notice of Violations 10/18/23
23-02 Updates to the Recommended Sanitary Sewer Average Design Flows for Single-Family Detached, Multi-Family and Office Developments 5/24/23
22-10 Changes to the Nonresidential Use Permit (NonRUP) Process 10/24/22
22-09 Minimum Submission Review Policy 10/24/22
22-08 Air Leakage/Duct Leakage Test Submission 10/12/22
22-07 Building Trade Permit Fees and Review Process Changing October 31, 2022 9/22/22
22-06 Localized Flooding Mitigation Policy for Residential Infill Development-Detention Requirements 8/5/22
22-05 Delineation of Outfalls with Known Erosion or Capacity Problems 8/5/22
22-04 Fairfax County Seeding Guidelines 7/6/22
22-03 Verification of Green Building Proffer Commitments 6/21/22
22-01 Policy on Depiction of Resource Protection Area Boundaries on Plans of Development 4/25/22
21-12 DPOR Certification for Backflow Prevention Device Workers 12/20/21
21-11 Notification of Proposed Tree Removal 12/9/21
21-10 Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Installation 10/7/21
21-09 Pollution Control Unit (PCU) 8/18/21
21-08 Adoption of the 2018 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) 6/23/21
21-07 Maximum Infiltration Rates for the Design of Stormwater Management Facilities 4/13/21
21-06 Electric Vehicle Charging Spaces Review Process and Checklist 4/12/21
21-05 Required Infill Lot Grading Plan Cover Sheet and Minimum Submission Review Checklist Updated 4/8/21
21-03 Electronic Plan Submission Legibility 2/25/21
21-02 Wall Bracing for Sunrooms and Open or Screened-In Porches 2/24/21
21-01 Tree Preservation Target Deviation Submission Requirements 1/8/21
20-07 Sump Pump Discharge Policy for New Homes 12/28/20
20-06 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) System 12/28/20
20-05 Gateway Review Policy 8/31/20
20-04 Truss Shop Drawing Submission Package for Residential Construction 3/4/20
20-03 2020 Comprehensive Unit Price Schedule 2/28/20
20-02 New Application and Submittal Requirements for Water Quality Impact Assessments (WQIA) 1/22/20
20-01 Required Format for Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) 1/21/20
19-10 Recycled Concrete Aggregate Prohibited in Certain Applications 9/23/19
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
19-01 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
17-02 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
14-12R 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
14-07 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
14-03 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
13-03 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
11-08 Revised Priority Rating Form for Erosion & Sediment Control 9/8/11
11-07 New County Soils Map 8/29/11
09-13 Adjoining Property Owners Notification for Soil (Geotechnical) Report Submissions 10/19/09
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
08-20 Procedures for highlighting revisions to development plans and plats for pending
zoning applications and requests for proffer interpretations
06-07 Water Quality Impact Assessments for Water Dependent Development in a Resource Protection Area 3/13/06
05-19 Information Required on Infill Lot Grading Plans to Assist in the Assessment of Adequate Drainage 12/12/05
04-06 Stormwater Management Facility Submission Requirements 5/20/04
03-05 Policy and Procedures for Implementation of Infill and Residential Development Study Recommendation SW-10 3/31/03
02-18 Stormwater Runoff From Building Rooftops 10/23/02
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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