Land Development Services now offers digital plan review - ePlans - for the following plan types:

  • New commercial structures (New Multi-Family (R2) projects coming soon).
  • Commercial interior alterations (Plans that include exterior work need to be applied for and submitted via the paper process).

Coming Soon:

  • Site plans
  • Minor site plans

ePlans are uploaded and reviewed using ProjectDox, a separate system from FIDO. Click on "Getting Started" to learn more.


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 and costly 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:

Need further assistance?  County staff will be available to provide one-on-one help to customers who are ready to submit their building ePlans on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 a.m. throughout the months of January and February 2019. You must bring your laptop with digital files ready for upload to the customer service waiting area on the second floor of the Herrity Building, Suite #230, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va., 22035.


Let the receptionist know that you are waiting for an ePlans specialist when you arrive – no registration necessary!