Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: 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

Planner of the Day

NEED ASSISTANCE?

Multiple Planners of the Day (POD) are on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer questions from members of the public by phone or email. Contact information for the POD and the types of questions each POD can answer are available below.

  • Zoning Administration Division: If you have basic questions on what a use may be, applicable yards or setback requirements, if a proposed use or structure is allowed in a specific zoning district and under what permissions, and other general zoning-related questions, please contact our POD via phone at 703-324-1314 or by email at ORDAdmin@fairfaxcounty.gov

  • Zoning Evaluation Division: If you have questions regarding previously approved entitlements (rezoning, special exception, special permit, or variance), entitlements currently under consideration, or the entitlement process, please contact our POD by phone at 703-324-1290 or by email at DPZMail2@fairfaxcounty.gov

  • Planning Division: If you have questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan, heritage resources, environmental planning, or public facilities planning, please contact our POD by phone at 703-324-1380 or by email at dpzpd@fairfaxcounty.gov

  • Community Revitalization and Urban Centers Sections: If you have questions regarding urban design and land use planning in Tysons or Reston, community revitalization or urban design guidelines, please contact our POD by phone at 703-324-9300 or by email at urban.centers@fairfaxcounty.gov or revitalization@fairfaxcounty.gov

IN-PERSON ASSISTANCE

For those customers who need in-person assistance, the Herrity Building is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, on a limited basis. During these hours, staff from the Department of Planning and Development will be available to assist with general questions. However, to save you time and energy we encourage you to call us before you come in. We have great phone and online resources. If needed, appointments can also be made in advance by phone (see contact information above). 

  • Zoning Administration Division, Suite 807
  • Zoning Evaluation Division, Suite 801
  • Planning Division, Suite 730
  • Community Revitalization and Urban Centers Sections, Suite 755

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