Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Tracy Strunk,

DPD PLUS Information & Support

The Planning and Land Use System (PLUS) is a new multi-agency platform for Fairfax County customers to complete their zoning, building, permitting or other land development processes online. Through the PLUS platform, customers will create and submit applications online, pay fees, track application status, and receive electronic notifications. Customers and county staff will use PLUS to review applications and conduct searches. PLUS will be implemented in four phases or releases and when complete, PLUS will serve as a unified source of information for industry and the general public, eliminating the silo-effect of different systems that cannot communicate with each other.

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 preferred browser for PLUS.


DPD specific applications or processes that have moved to PLUS and are now accepted digitally are listed in the sections below by release (click to expand).  You may also click on an application/process name to view the individual webpage for more detailed information.  Information will be updated as each PLUS release goes live.

PLUS Release 4 - Coming in October 2022

Planning Division

  • Comprehensive Plan Nomination
  • Comprehensive Plan Research

Zoning Administration Division

  • Agritourism
  • Administrative Comprehensive Sign Plan
  • Community Gardens
  • Family Health Care Structure
  • Food Truck Location Permit 
  • Food Truck Operation Permit 
  • Limited Riding and Boarding Stable
  • Portable Storage Containers
  • Short Term Lodging Permit
  • Sign Permit
  • Special Permit Extended Hours Request
  • Temporary Dwelling or Manufactured Home 
  • Virginia Department of Social Services Form for Home Day Care
  • Zoning Appeal

PLUS Release 3 - January 2022

PLUS Release 2 - July 2021

PLUS Release 1 - October 2020

Planning Division

  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment

Zoning Administration Division

Zoning Evaluation Division

Training & Resources


For more information on the PLUS project and additional resources, please visit the PLUS Support Center.

If you have questions or need assistance from DPD staff with submitting an application in PLUS, please contact:

If you have technical questions (e.g. account setup, password issues) regarding the PLUS system, please contact the Help Desk:

Fairfax Virtual Assistant