Land Use and Development

Land use and development in Fairfax County is governed by the:

Land Development

Commonly Asked Land Use Questions

  1. How do I start the Rezoning, Special Exception, Variance, or Special Permit process?
  2. What can I do with my property?
  3. What's going on in my neighborhood?
  4. What does the Comprehensive Plan say about my area?
  5. What is the process for changing the Comprehensive Plan?
  6. How do I apply for a special permit or special exception for a home child care facility? PDF
  7. When do I need county permits to dig up dirt, dump fill dirt or clear land? PDF
  8. What is the bond release process for new home developments? PDF

Complaints and Concerns

Comprehensive Planning

Major Planning Projects and Studies


Site Development


Application Process


Zoning Ordinance

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