Planning, Permitting and Construction

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Permitting Business Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-Th), 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. (F)

703-324-1780
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Multiple Development Agency Directors,

Building- and Trade-Related Inspections

Building, mechanical, plumbing and electrical inspections are required by state law to ensure new construction complies with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Existing elevators/escalators and backflow preventers require additional periodic inspections, testing and county-acceptance to ensure these critical systems continue to function properly over their lifetime.

Inspections of New Construction

There are also several Project Specific Guidelines available to assist you with inspection requirements. Popular publications for residential construction are Decks, Finished Basements and Additions. There are also publications available for commercial construction that provide information on New Commercial Buildings and Tenant Layouts.

Call 703-631-5101, TTY 711, for more information on inspections for new construction.

Periodic Inspections

Additional Information

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