Land Development Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday, 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please note that visitors may not be added to in-person queues past 3:45 p.m.
703-222-0801 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035
Bill Hicks

Permit Library

"Record" vs. "Permit" In the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS), applications are commonly referred to as records. A record includes permits, plans and other miscellaneous project types.

LDS reviews site, subdivision and building plans, and issues all applicable site and building permits. LDS building and site records are applied for in PLUS. Below you will find a list of LDS record types available in PLUS along with the associated process requirements for that record. If you are unsure whether you need a permit or not, visit our When a Permit is Required page for more information.

To apply for a record, you will need to log into or create a PLUS account. If you need help with PLUS, visit the LDS PLUS Support page.


Building Permits


Site Permits




Informational Resources

YouTube Instructional Videos

"play" arrow View all PLUS YouTube videos for many instructional videos available online.


PLUS Digital Plan Room Instructions


PLUS Permit Type Guides to Choose Which Record You Need

Residential Permit Types
Which Record is Right for Me? - Residential
commercial permit types
Which Record is Right for Me? - Commercial


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