Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our offices are open to the public by appointment only from 9 a.m. - noon. Regular hours for calls and emails are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday.

703-324-1780
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,
Director

ePaper Building Submissions

If you began your permit application via paper submission, or prior to March 25, 2020, refer to the information below.

To Submit Existing Paper Plans (ePaper) Electronically

  • Convert your corrected or new plans to PDF format.
  • Upload your file to the Building Plan and Document Upload Portal.
    • Corrections (prior to permit issuance): A complete set of plans with all disciplines (e.g., mechanical, plumbing, electrical, etc.) in one file must be uploaded.
    • Site-related plans (if applicable)
    • Files greater than 25 MB are handled by a service called Citrix ShareFile. Upload your file to the Building Plan and Document Upload Portal as normal. If your file is greater than 25 MB, you will receive an email generated by Citrix ShareFile. Follow the directions contained in the email to submit your files.
  • Submit Residential Truss Shop Drawings.

To Revise Paper Plans (ePaper)

  • Upload your file to the Building Plan and Document Upload Portal.
    • Revisions (after permit issuance): Only sheets that have been revised should be uploaded, with the changes clouded.
    • A letter/narrative explaining the revisions.
    • Site-related plans (if applicable)
    • Permit application with revised description of work (if applicable)
    • Files greater than 25 MB are handled by a service called Citrix ShareFile. Upload your file to the Building Plan and Document Upload Portal as normal. If your file is greater than 25 MB, you will receive an email generated by Citrix ShareFile. Follow the directions contained in the email to submit your files.
  • To amend an issued permit (no plan changes needed), please complete a permit application and email it to LDSbuildingpermits@fairfaxcounty.gov.

When Ready for Log-out

  • Email LDSbuildingpermits@fairfaxcounty.gov with your request, and a technician will make your permit and plans available in accordance to the schedule below:
    • Plans reviewed and approved solely via paper will take up to five business days to be processed.
    • Paper plans that were subsequently converted to PDF and electronically reviewed and approved will take up to two business days to process.

Check the Status of Permit and Plans

In FIDO: by permit number | by address  

Contact Fire or Building Plan Reviewers

Contact individual reviewers or send general building plan review inquiries to bprmail@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Have General Questions Regarding ePaper?

Please email bprmail@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-631-5101, TTY 711.

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