This publication outlines the certificate of use and occupancy requirements for commercial occupancies located in Fairfax County, however, does not apply in the towns of Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna. Section 61-1-2 of the Fairfax County Code specifies that a certificate of use and occupancy shall mean the permits described in the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance, as amended, including but not limited to residential use permits and non-residential use permits.
In accordance with Section 18-701 of the County Zoning Ordinance, no occupancy or use shall be made of any structure or of any premises, and no change in use shall be permitted, unless and until a Non-Residential Use Permit (Non-RUP) has been approved in accordance with the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance. A Non-RUP shall be deemed to authorize and is required for both the initial and continued occupancy and use of the building or land to which it applies.
In accordance with Section 18-702 of the Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance, a Non-RUP shall be obtained from the Zoning Administrator before any person shall:
Visit: Zoning Permit Review Branch, Suite 250 12055 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035
ZPRB HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035