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What is PLUS?

In a major expansion to make Fairfax County’s land planning, development and environmental health online applications more integrative and customer responsive, Fairfax County has launched a modernization effort. The new online system, called PLUS, will be the central platform to create and submit applications online, pay fees, track application status and receive electronic notifications. Customers will complete their zoning, building, permitting or other land development and environmental health processes online through the PLUS portal.

  • Release 1 - Oct. 2020 (complete)
  • Release 2 - July 2021 (complete)
  • Release 3 - Jan. 2022 (complete)
  • Release 4 - Fall 2022

PLUS is launching through a series of four releases, each release will add new features and functionality to achieve increased reliability and capabilities. All records will be in the new systems by Fall 2022 and legacy systems will be retired.

PLUS Application Portal

PLUS can be used to track current applications, make changes to these applications or to start a new application.

Please Note: Microsoft Edge is the supported browser for PLUS.

Webinar Wednesdays

Join the Fairfax County PLUS staff for live webinars answering all your questions about the new Planning and Land Use System.

  • Register for new webinars from event announcements
  • Access all Webinar Wednesday sessions through our GoTo Webinar PLUS channel

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun

29

11:30AM, PLUS Webinar Wednesday: Environmental Health HCORE/Health Sanitation…

Jul

13

11:30AM, Join the Building Division from Land Development Services to…

Jul

20

11:30AM, Join the Office of the Fire Marshal for an overview of the Inspection…

Jul

27

11:30AM, What is PLUS? Join Fairfax County staff for a free webinar to see a…

Aug

10

11:30AM, The new Planning and Land Use System is here! Join PLUS staff for…

Aug

17

11:30AM, Join the Office of the Fire Marshal as they give a sneak peek to…

 

Latest Updates

Fire Marshal Mailer and PIN Registration

As an active record holder with the Fairfax County Office of the Fire Marshal, we ask that you take action on two items so that you can access your record information.

  1. Register for an Account in PLUS (required).
  2. Create an application for a Fire Registration record to associate your registered account to your record by using the PIN number on your mailer.

For further instructions on how to create an application, refer to the Fire Registration application instructions.

 

Visit the PLUS playlist for more helpful videos and to subscribe to our channel.

Release 3 Launched on Jan. 31, 2022

We are excited to announce that on Jan. 31, 2022, the third upgrade to PLUS went live.

This release includes a new interface for customers seeking the following transactions with the county:

  • Fire and Rescue: Office of Fire Marshal
    • Fire Prevention Code Permits (Short-term/Single-Use) – Blasting, Bonfire, Controlled Burn, Events (includes: Outdoor Assembly, Indoor Assembly, Tent, LP-Gas, Open Flame/Candle, Hot Work, Special Amusement Building, Explosive: Black Powder), Fireworks – Display, Fireworks – Retail, Floor Finishing, Fumigation, Hot Work, Storage Tank Abandonment/Removal/Out of Service
    • Fire Prevention Code Permits (Long-term use, Renewed Annually)
      • Two Types that can be applied for on the Citizen Portal
        • Hot Work: All Locations
        • Explosives: Firm or Company
      • >100 types that will be determined & initiated by a fire inspector when performing an Occupancy inspection (Examples: Assembly, Commercial Kitchen, etc.)
    • Regulated Care Facility (County Regulated Home Child Care & State Regulated Care Facility)
    • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (Existing Fire Suppression and Alarm Systems)
  • Planning and Development
    • Architectural Review Board, Architectural Review Board (Workshop), Additional Time to Commence Development, Minor Variation, Interpretations of Approved Zoning, Model Home Sales and Leasing Office, Farmers Market, Special Event, Seasonal Sales Commercial, Construction Site Office and Storage
  • Land Development Services
    • Household Appliances/Inspections and Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) License Renewal

Release 2 Launched on July 1, 2021

PLUS Release 2 launched on Thursday, July 1, 2021.  

The second release includes a new interface for customers seeking the following transactions with the County:

  • Tattoo Permits, Summer Food Service process, CORE, Massage Establishment Inspections, Temporary Food Events, Temporary Food Establishment Permits, STAMP and Marina. (Environmental Health
  • Code Appeals, Code Modifications and Home Improvement contractor licenses (Land Development Services)
  • Accessory Living Unit (Administrative Permit), Administrative Review Eligible Project (AREP), Agricultural & Forestal District, Home-Based Business, Intergovernmental Review, Interpretations of Zoning Ordinance, Noise Waivers, Public Facility (2232 Review), Public School Expansion or Modification, Rezonings, Special Exceptions, Special Permits, Telecommunications (2232 Review), Variance, Vested Rights Determinations, Wetlands Permit, Zoning Compliance Letters (Planning and Development)

PLUS Project Launched Oct. 13, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, Fairfax County’s land planning and development agencies are launching the first phase of an upgrade to our online Planning and Land Use Systems, called PLUS. 

This first release will have a positive impact for customers seeking the following transactions with the county: 

  • Food Establishment Permit and Mobile Food Permit applications, inspections, renewals, and payments. (Environmental Health
  • Address Change and Street Name Change (Land Development Services)
  • Pre-application meetings for potential Zoning Applications, Comprehensive Plan Amendment, Interpretations of Proffers and Development Conditions, Noise Waivers, Home-Based Business (Planning and Development)

 

 

 

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Agency-specific Records & Web Pages

Land Development Services

Land Development Services

  • Household Appliances/Inspections
  • Home Improvement Contractor (HIC) License Renewal
  • Code Appeals, Code Modifications and Home Improvement contractor licenses
  • Address Change
  • Street Name Change

Department of Planning and Development

Department of Planning and Development

 

Planning Division

  • Architectural Review Board
  • Architectural Review Board Workshop
  • Administrative Review Eligible Project (AREP)
  • Agricultural & Forestal District
  • Intergovernmental Review Requests
  • Public Facility (2232 Review)
  • Public School Expansion or Modification
  • Telecommunications (2232 Review)
  • Wetlands Permit (Tidal Shoreline)
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Zoning Administration Division

  • Model Home Sales and Leasing Office
  • Farmers Market
  • Special Event
  • Seasonal Sales Commercial
  • Construction Site Office and Storage
  • Accessory Living Unit
  • Home-Based Business
  • Noise Waivers 
  • Vested Rights Determinations
  • Zoning Compliance Letter
  • Zoning Ordinance Interpretations
  • Home-Based Business
  • Noise Waiver
  • Zoning Ordinance Interpretations

Zoning Evaluation Division

  • Additional Time to Commence Development
  • Minor Variations of Approved Zoning Applications
  • Interpretations of Approved Zoning Applications
  • Rezoning (zoning map amendment)
  • Special Exception
  • Special Permit
  • Variance
  • Pre-Application Consultation

Environmental Health

Health Department

  • Tattoo Permits
  • Summer Food Service process
  • CORE
  • Massage Establishment Inspections
  • Temporary Food Events
  • Temporary Food Establishment Permits
  • STAMP and Marina
  • Food Establishment Permit
  • Mobile Food Permit applications, inspections, renewals, and payments

Office of Fire Marshal

Office of Fire Marshal

  • Fire Prevention Code Permits (Short-term/Single-Use) – Blasting, Bonfire, Controlled Burn, Events (includes: Outdoor Assembly, Indoor Assembly, Tent, LP-Gas, Open Flame/Candle, Hot Work, Special Amusement Building, Explosive: Black Powder)
  • Fireworks – Display
  • Fireworks – Retail
  • Floor Finishing
  • Fumigation
  • Hot Work
  • Storage Tank Abandonment/Removal/Out of Service
  • Fire Prevention Code Permits (Long-term use, Renewed Annually)
    • Two Types that can be applied for on the Citizen Portal
      • Hot Work: All Locations
      • Explosives: Firm or Company
    • >100 types that will be determined & initiated by a fire inspector when performing an Occupancy inspection (Examples: Assembly, Commercial Kitchen, etc.)
  • Regulated Care Facility (County Regulated Home Child Care & State Regulated Care Facility)
  • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance (Existing Fire Suppression and Alarm Systems)

 

 

How-to Videos

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Learn more about using Fairfax County’s new Planning and Land Use System (PLUS). Subscribe to the PLUS YouTube channel to receive notifications of PLUS training videos when they are posted.

 

 

User Guides

 

 

PLUS FAQs

 

 

Contact Us for PLUS Support

If you have questions or need specific help from staff with submitting an application in PLUS, please use the following phone numbers and email addresses:

If you have technical questions (e.g. account setup, password issues) regarding the PLUS system, please call 703-324-2222 or email PLUSSupport@FairfaxCounty.gov.  All numbers use TTY 711.

 

 

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