Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for walk-in customers and virtual support

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,

Meet With Staff

Virtual Support – Save yourself a trip; connect with LDS from the comfort of your home or office!

  • Land Development Services (LDS) now accepts submissions for permits and plans only online. Paper submissions are no longer accepted.
  • Staff are available to answer questions via phone, email and virtual meetings. Learn more below.
  • If your project has already been assigned to a plan reviewer or inspector, you can contact them directly – contact information can be found in the LDS staff directory to locate particular staff.

Walk-in Customer Support

  • LDS staff are available to answer questions for walk-in customers at the Herrity Building, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • The Herrity Building is located at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.


Select the form of communication below that is best suited to you and your project. The staff directory and functional org chart are also available.

Staff can answer questions and troubleshoot problems; however, the following transactions must be completed by customers online:

*More information on PLUS


Building Permit Support   Site Permit Support


Building Permit Support includes anything related to the building itself or the trades (mechanical, electrical, plumbing).

  • Residential projects include decks, remodeling kitchens & baths, additions.
  • Commercial projects include tenants occupying new spaces, interior alterations, new public buildings.

Site Permit Support includes anything related to the soil.

  • Residential projects include decks, additions, detached structures.
  • Commercial projects include additions, retaining walls, new public buildings.

Building Permit Support

Site Permit Support

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