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,

Your LDS Guide to PLUS

PLUS is the new central platform customers can access through the Fairfax County website to complete their zoning, building, permitting, or other land development processes. PLUS is launching through a series of four releases, each adding new features and functionality to achieve increased reliability and capabilities in zoning evaluations, plan review, approval, permitting and inspections.

PLUS Application Portal

PLUS can be used to track current applications, make changes to these applications or to start a new application.

Please Note: Microsoft Edge is the supported browser for PLUS.

The new centralized PLUS platform has several customer benefits:

  • Customers no longer need to learn multiple platforms to conduct business with land development agencies.
  • Customers have one account in PLUS and do not need multiple accounts to interact across agencies.
  • The user-friendly system provides a more intuitive interface between the county and its customers.
  • A more robust search function is available for customers and county staff for use within the platform.


Project Release Information

LDS specific applications that are now applied for in PLUS are listed in the sections below.  Information will be updated as each PLUS release goes live.

Upcoming Releases

January 2022

  • Household Appliance
  • HIC Renewal

October 2022: Building

  • Equipment
  • Residential Plumbing
  • Residential New
  • Residential Misc
  • Residential Mechanical
  • Residential Electric
  • Residential Addition-Alteration
  • Residential Retaining Wall
  • Electrical Underground Certification
  • Residential Solar
  • Masterfile
  • Elevator
  • Damage Report
  • Commercial Plumbing
  • Commercial New
  • Commercial Miscellaneous
  • Commercial Mechanical
  • Commercial Electric
  • Commercial Demolition
  • Commercial Solar
  • Commercial Retaining Wall
  • Commercial Addition/Alternation
  • Amusement Device
  • Critical Structure
  • Residential Demolition
  • Cross Connection
  • Separation

October 2022: Site

  • Bond
  • Water Quality Impact Assessment
  • Waivers
  • Utility Company Operations
  • Subdivision Plan
  • Sports Illumination Plan
  • Soils Report
  • Site Plan
  • Rough Grading Plan
  • Resource Protection Area Plan
  • Record Plat
  • Public Improvement Plan
  • Preliminary Plan
  • Parking Study
  • Minor Site Plan
  • Lot Validation
  • Landfill Plan
  • Landfill Facility Operations Renewal
  • Infill Lot
  • Floodplain Use Determination
  • Floodplain Study
  • FDOT Stormwater Review
  • Easement Plat
  • DPWES Stormwater Plan
  • Conservation Plan
  • Bathymetric Survey
  • Stormwater Ordinance Determination

With the completion of the October 2022 release of PLUS, legacy systems will be retired/parallel. These legacy systems are FIDO portal, PAWS and LDSNet.

Training & Resources

For assistance with PLUS account, please refer to ‘How-to Videos’:


More Videos on our PLUS YouTube channel...

For additional information on permit process, the Permitting Wizard will walk you through the steps:

Permitting Wizard logo

For construction projects try our permitting wizard. It will walk you through the permitting process and provide written instructions you can print out and follow.


For more information on the PLUS project and additional resources, please visit the PLUS Support Center.

If you have technical questions or need assistance using the PLUS system, please contact the Help Desk:

If you have questions or need assistance from LDS staff with submitting an application in PLUS, please contact, TTY 711:

Fairfax Virtual Assistant