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ePlansBuilding ePlans:

You must apply for your building permit at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/FIDO and submit supplemental plans and documents electronically based on your permit type as listed below.


Site ePlans: Getting Started

Submit the following plan types electronically using ProjectDox:

  • Site Plans (SP)
  • Minor Site Plans (MSP)
  • Infill Lot Grading Plans (INF)
  • Public Improvement Plans (PI)
  • Subdivision Plans (SD)
  • Conservation Plans (CON)
  • Rough Grading Plans (RGP)
  • Subdivision Grading Plans (SDGP)
  • Site Plan Grading Plans (SPGP)

Site ePaper: ("ePaper" is the term used for plans and documents submitted through Sharefile.)

To offer customers even more options for electronic submissions of plans and documents, LDS is accepting through our Sharefile system any site-related plans and documents that you cannot submit through ProjectDox. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Plats
  • Waivers
  • Soils reports
  • Parking studies
  • All other site related plans and documents

To submit documents through Sharefile, please email LDSsac@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Before You Begin

Fairfax County Land Development Services offers electronic plan review, known as "ePlans". To guide you through the ePlans submission process, check out this helpful video:

The benefits of paperless plan review

  • Promotes better communication and collaboration among all stakeholders, offering real-time status updates and increased transparency
  • Ends the time-consuming practice of printing and distributing heavy plans to multiple reviewing agencies – distribution happens simultaneously
  • Creates time-savings because simultaneous distribution allows different agencies to review in parallel, instead of consecutively
  • Offers the ability to upload plans outside of regular business hours

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ePlans Help Desk

For general questions about the ePlans process:

Staff is Available for Assistance

County staff is available through the Customer Information Center or via phone at the following numbers:

  • Zoning: Planner of the Day, 703-324-5387/5372, TTY 711
  • Site and Subdivision Plans: Engineer of the Day, 703-324-2268, TTY 711
  • Building Permits: Permit Application Center, 703-222-0801, TTY 711
  • Building Code Questions, 703-631-5101, TTY 711
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