Fairfax County offers various ways to connect with plan review and inspections staff. Select and schedule the type of meeting that is best suited to you and your project.
We use Microsoft Teams as the preferred platform for video conferencing. This allows for screen sharing and facilitates better collaboration. When a date has been set for your meeting, you will receive a calendar invitation via email with a link to the meeting. Learn more about how to join a Microsoft Teams meeting.
Quick Talk is for simple and straightforward code questions that can be easily answered by telephone or email. You can request to speak with plan reviewers-on-duty or inspection supervisor-of-the-day depending relevance of your question. To schedule a Quick Talk, call 703-631-5101, TTY 711 or email. If you know the name of the individual you would like to speak with, find their direct contact information here.
Quick Connect is for simple and straightforward code questions that are better discussed and answered with a plan reviewer in a face-to-face meeting. Meetings should be no longer than 15 minutes and are held using Microsoft Teams to enable screen sharing.
A Code Consultation is a plan review centric service for pre-submission (when plans are at least 90 percent complete) and post-review conferences. Designers and staff can collaborate and discuss aspects of the design or address failed review comments. Meetings should be no longer than one hour and are held using Microsoft Teams to enable screen sharing. Eligible projects include:
- Large and/or complex new buildings or tenant improvements
- New multi-family, podium or mixed-use buildings
- Alternate methods, materials and equipment that may require a code modification
- Secure facilities
- Change of occupancy or major alterations to an existing building
- Footing and foundation permits through Modified Processing