4. Permits and Review

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.


Permits

Fairfax County issues several different types of permits for construction projects: building permits, trade permits and land disturbance permits.

 All applications must begin via electronic platforms such as FIDO, except Household Appliance permits use PLUS. Learn more on the operational status page

Drawings, plats, site-related plans and other documentation may be required. See "Review" section below for more details.

 

Review

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.

Permit Application

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. 

Meet With Staff for more help.

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

STAFF IS AVAILABLE FOR ASSISTANCE

Get development agency contact information for things such as:

  • Permits, plans & inspections
  • Developing sites
  • ePlans
  • Public Records Requests
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