Building ePlans:  Getting Started

eplans logoYou must apply for your building permit and submit plans and documents electronically based on your permit type as listed below.


Site ePlans: Getting Started

Submit the following plan types or revisions to these plan types electronically using ProjectDox:

  • Site Plans and Revisions
  • Minor Site Plans and Revisions
  • Infill Lot Grading Plans and Revisions
  • Public Improvement Plans and Revisions
  • Subdivision Plans and Revisions
  • Conservation Plans and Revisions
  • Rough Grading Plans and Revisions
  • Subdivision Grading Plans
  • Site Plan Grading Plans

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 Site ePaper documents, please use the Sharefile Submission Form.


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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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:


For general questions about the ePlans process, contact staff at 703-222-0801, option 2, TTY 711, or email staff.
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