Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia



Our office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Permit counter hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Thu and 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri.

703-324-1380 | TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Barbara Byron, Director



The mission of the Department of Planning and Development is to promote livable communities which enhance the quality of life for the present and the future. Our purpose is to provide proposals, advice and assistance on land use, development review and zoning issues to those who make decisions on such issues in Fairfax County.

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As Fairfax County enters Phase III, the Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) customer service continues from a distance using online submissions, phone and mail. We encourage customers to continue to use our online resources. Bins are located at the front of the Herrity Building for drop-off of materials.

To accommodate individuals with limited access to technology resources or specific needs, in-person appointments are available on an as-needed basis, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. DPD phone numbers and email contact information are provided below:

View full DPD Operating Status Information and learn how to submit Zoning Permit and Sign Permit applications online 

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