Here’s How to Report Those Pesky Potholes

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filling a pothole


They are a way of life on the roads, especially as temperatures fluctuate, water causes damage or some asphalt simply ages. Please report potholes you encounter! Your car and fellow drivers will thank you.


Report Most Potholes to VDOT

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintains most primary and secondary roads in the county and fixes potholes. You can look up who maintains every road in the county.

VDOT’s online reporting tool makes it easier to pinpoint exactly where you see a pothole. You can also report potholes directly from your mobile device and include images (**but NOT while driving!).


You also can call VDOT at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623) to report potholes or to ask who maintains a road.

screenshot of reporting a pothole to vdot


Potholes on Roads VDOT Does Not Maintain

VDOT does not maintain all major roads in the area, however. If you see potholes on these roads:



Learn how to report (most) potholes on Fairfax County roads to @VaDOTNOVA

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