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News Releases

Absentee Voting Encouraged for the June 23 Congressional Primary Elections

Absentee
May 21, 2020

Primary elections will be held on Tuesday, June 23, for the U.S. Senate and 11th District of the U.S House of Representatives.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, June 16 at 5 p.m. To be counted, ballots also must be returnedby June 23 at 7 p.m. Officials urge voters both to apply now — and mail back their ballots quickly — to…

Memorial Day Schedule May 25, 2020

May 18, 2020

Fairfax County Government offices areclosed Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday.While most government buildings and offices have been physically closed since March 27 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the county government has remained open and is ...

Fairfax County Needs Election Officers for June 23 Primary Election

Fairfax
May 4, 2020

Fairfax County needs at least 200 election officers for the June 23 primary election for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 15, and election officers must be registered to vote in Virginia.

Apply online now

To protect election officers and…

Volunteer Fairfax Recognizes Volunteer Service Award Nominees

May 4, 2020

Each year Volunteer Fairfax recognizes the volunteers, nonprofit organizations and corporate partners who work tirelessly to make Fairfax County a better place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards ceremony (previously scheduled for April 23) has been postponed. Instead, Volunteer Fairfax is highlighting…

New Online Payment Options for Planning and Development Applications and Permits

April 28, 2020

Fairfax County’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has created new online payment options to enhance customer service. Through DPD’s payment portal, customers can submit ACH check and debit payments for land use applications and zoning and related permits that cannot be paid online through the County’s FIDO platform. At this time, credit card payments are…

Probate Office Begins Virtual Appointments

April 24, 2020

The Fairfax Circuit Court Probate Office has moved exclusively to virtual appointments to probate estates during the COVID-19 pandemic. “In addition to creating the safest possible environment for our customers and staff, our virtual probate appointment has the added benefit of making life easier for families…

220th Anniversary of First Court Session in Historic Fairfax Courthouse April 21

April 20, 2020

The Historic Fairfax Courthouse bell, forged in 1844, will ring at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, to mark the 220th anniversary of the first court session held in the Historic Fairfax Courthouse.

On April 21, 1800, the Gentlemen Justices William…

Marriage Licenses Go Virtual

April 14, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, a new “Virtual Marriage License” appointment program will be the exclusive way to get a marriage license from theFairfax Circuit Court Clerk's Office during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have seen an increase in couples applying for marriage licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” noted Clerk of the…

Marriage Licenses Go Virtual - Cloned

April 14, 2020

Beginning Wednesday, April 15, a new “Virtual Marriage License” appointment program will be the exclusive way to get a marriage license from theFairfax Circuit Court Clerk's Office during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have seen an increase in couples applying for marriage licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic,” noted Clerk of the…

The County Proposes Changes to Accessory Dwelling Units and Home-Based Businesses to Better Serve Residents

April 9, 2020

As part of its Zoning Ordinance Modernization (zMOD) project, Fairfax County is looking for feedback on two uses that are allowed in a dwelling – accessory dwelling units and home-based businesses. In response to current trends, the proposed regulations would streamline the approval process and better address affordability concerns for homeowners and small…

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