Zoning Permits Section

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
703-222-1082 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22035
Leslie Johnson
Zoning Administrator

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Noise Waiver

However, the Zoning Administrator may only grant a waiver or partial waiver upon a finding that:     

  • The noise does not endanger the public health, safety, or welfare; or 
  • Compliance would produce serious hardship without producing equal or greater benefit to the public; and 
  • Reasonable efforts are made to minimize the adverse impacts of the noise on adjacent properties.

Additional information about the Noise Ordinance is available on the Noise Ordinance webpage.

Additional Information

  • All noise waiver requests must be submitted a minimum of 14 calendar days prior to the activity start date; however, earlier submission is encouraged, as it may take up to 14 calendar days to process a noise waiver request.
  • There is no fee for a noise waiver request.
  • If an activity will take place on multiple unconnected parcels, a separate noise waiver request will be required for each site.

Required Documents

Location map: Using an aerial photograph or map, outline the location of the event or construction requiring the noise waiver. If construction involves milling or resurfacing of the roadway, highlight the relevant roadway, or portion of the roadway and identify the lane direction.

VDOT approval: If construction is in the right of way, VDOT approval is required. Acceptable VDOT approval documents are either a VDOT permit or an email/letter from VDOT confirming the scope of work, location, and dates of construction.  

Letter of permission: If construction will be located on County or Fairfax County Public School owned property, a letter of permission from the associated County or School agency managing the project is required. This letter must be signed by the County or School project manager and include their contact information.

Contact Us

For additional assistance, please contact the Zoning Permits Section by phone at 703-222-1082 or by email.

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