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
PERMIT APPLICATION CENTER INFORMATION
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.