An approved site plan is required before construction or establishment of the following uses, including modifications or alterations to existing uses: all permitted uses in the R, C, I, and P zoning districts and special exception and special permit uses that are subject to a site plan.
A public improvement plan is required when construction of sanitary sewer, public water, storm drainage, public roads or other public improvements are required as part of a project that does not require a site plan or subdivision plan.
A minor site plan may be submitted when public improvements are not required or already exist. Other circumstances when it is appropriate are: 1) additions to existing buildings; 2) permitted use on a temporary basis; 3) additions and alterations to provide an accessibility improvement; and 4) uses that do not involve construction of gross floor area. Select "Learn More" for specific information.
The Fairfax County Code of Ordinance § 101-2-(1)(A) requires a subdivider to submit a preliminary subdivision plat for all proposed subdivisions creating more than 50 lots and may submit a preliminary subdivision plat for all proposed subdivisions creating 50 or fewer lots.