Planning, Permitting and Construction

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Permitting Business Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (M-Th), 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. (F)

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Multiple Development Agency Directors,

Fee Changes Adopted for Fairfax County’s Permitting and Plan Review Process

Land Development Services logo - houses, buildings, greeneryOn March 19, 2019, the Board of Supervisors adopted amendments to Appendix Q (Land Development Services Fee Schedule) of The Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia.  The amendments:

  • Update the fee structure for site-related plans, enabling Land Development Services (LDS) to review certain plans electronically.
  • Add a four percent technology surcharge on LDS fees (building and site related permits, etc.) and certain fire marshal fees. This revenue will be deposited into a dedicated project in the Information Technology Fund to fund future technology improvements.
  • Initiate a digitization fee for paper plans submitted for designated electronic plan types.
  • Accomplish other minor fee revisions.

The amendments became effective at 12:01 a.m. on March 20, 2019. The technology surcharge will not be implemented until July 1, 2019. The digitization fee will also be implemented later this year. LDS will announce the date in a future announcement.

Important Note: The fee changes for site-related plans apply to electronic AND paper submissions for ALL site-related plans. Find out more about the changes to site-related fees.

Please find a copy of the staff report and amendments here:

If you have any questions, please contact the Site Development and Inspections Division at 703-324-1720, TTY 711.

Contact Name
Anne Cissel
Contact Information

Public Information Officer
Fairfax County Land Development Services
12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 659
Fairfax, VA 22035
T: 703-324-2743

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