On March 19, 2019 the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved amendments to Land Development Services Fee Schedule (Appendix Q), including a new technology surcharge. On July 1, 2019, Land Development Services (LDS) and the Fire Marshal’s Office will begin assessing a 4% technology surcharge on fees for building and site-related transactions and certain Fire Marshal fees.
This revenue will be deposited into an Information Technology Fund dedicated to financing future technology improvements related to Fairfax County’s land development information systems. These improvements will assist county staff in their efforts to streamline processes and improve customer service.
LDS benchmarked this fee with neighboring jurisdictions, which charge technology fees averaging 8%.
For questions about the new technology fee, please call 703-324-1780, TTY 711.