Land Development Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 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.

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035

Bill Hicks,

The Permit Process

A permit, when required, grants legal permission to start construction.

The information below is the most common process for obtaining a permit; it does not reflect all the conditions you may encounter.

Fairfax County issues several different types of permits for construction projects:

  • Building permits
  • Trade permits (electrical, mechanical and plumbing)
  • Land disturbance permits


Phones are answered: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon. through Thurs., and 9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Fri. 

Only limited customer services are being offered in the lobby of the Herrity building: 9 a.m. – noon, Mon. through Fri. Customer service technicians are not available in the lobby.

Call 703-222-0801, TTY 711, or email for help.

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