Step 4 of the development review process is obtaining the proper review and permits before construction can start. For all the steps, visit the Development Process Overview.
Fairfax County issues several different types of permits for construction projects: building permits, trade permits and land disturbance permits.
Drawings, plats, site-related plans and other documentation may be required. See "Review" section below for more details.
In order to determine if your project is in compliance with construction codes, the zoning ordinance and other county or state ordinances, other agency reviews may be necessary, depending on your project. Choose a review type below to learn more.
To submit your application to the Health Department for a permit to operate a food establishment or mobile food unit please visit the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS).
Hours for phone calls and emails are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mon. through Thurs., and 9:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Fri.
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All applications must begin via electronic platforms such as FIDO, except for Household Appliance permits. Please use PLUS to apply for a Household Appliance permit. Learn more on the operational status page.
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Get development agency contact information for things such as:
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035