Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Check the DPD Operating Status webpage for more information.

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tracy Strunk,

Environmental Programs and Topics

The Department of Planning and Development is actively involved with Environmental issues that affect Fairfax County and its citizens. Below are links to information describing some ways in which the Department of Planning and Development and other county agencies are addressing some of these issues.

Agricultural and Forestal Districts 

The A&F District Program allows landowners whose property meets size requirements and A&F criteria to apply for a reduced land use tax rate in exchange for agreeing not to develop their land to any further intensity for the life of the district.


Conserving open space and historic resources through easements. Helping owners protect open space, historic resources, scenic vistas, and sensitive natural areas on their property.


Find out about different types of noise and who to contact to make a complaint about airport-related noise, or possible violations of the county's Noise Ordinance. 

Tidal Shoreline and Wetlands Permits

Preserving the quality of our waterways, Wetlands permit information for waterfront property owners.

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