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Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tony Castrilli,
Director of Public Affairs

News Releases

Fairfax County Has the Most Startups in Northern Virginia, Says Fosterly’s 2017 Census


A new regional startup census finds that Fairfax County leads with the most of these entrepreneurial businesses in Northern Virginia.

Fairfax is home to 12.5 percent of startups in the D.C. region, according to Fosterly’s 2017 Startup Census. This is not quite double the number of startups…

Fire and Rescue Chief Bowers Announces Retirement


Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Chief Richard Bowers has announced his retirement, effective April 30.

Appointed chief in February 2013, Bowers previously served a 35-year tenure with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. During his time with Fairfax County, the department achieved a Class 1…

County Executive Presents Proposed FY 2019 Budget on Feb. 20

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Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill will present his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget Plan to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at approximately 10:20 a.m. at the regularly scheduled board meeting. The meeting will be held in the Board Auditorium, County Executive Presents Proposed FY 2019 Budget on Feb. 20

Holiday Schedule for George Washington's Day, Monday, Feb. 19


Fairfax County Government offices are closed Monday,Feb. 19for the George Washington's Day holiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information, please click on the appropriate link below.

Why Do We Call it George Washington's…

zMod Online Survey Deadline Extended to Feb. 14, 2018


Fairfax County zoning officials have extended the deadline to take an online survey to provide feedback on its zoning modernization project. The survey is now available until Feb. 14, 2018.

It was previously set to close on Jan. 31, but officials wanted to offer more time for public…

Fairfax County Modernizes its Zoning Rules for Restaurants

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When Fairfax County first wrote its zoning rules for restaurants 36 years ago, fast casual eateries like Panera, Elevation Burger or Pei Wei didn’t exist.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors took action to Fairfax County Modernizes its Zoning Rules for Restaurants

Fairfax County Veterans Docket Celebrates Graduation, Jan. 25


The Fairfax County Veterans Treatment Docket will hold a graduation ceremony Thursday, Jan. 25, marking the successful completion of 24 months of comprehensive treatment and supervision by a military veteran.

The ceremony is set for 2:45 p.m., Courtroom 1E, Fairfax County Courthouse, 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. The public is invited. The guest speaker will be James…

Fairfax County Considers Allowing Suburban Office Buildings be Converted Into Other Uses

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Community meeting on Jan. 29, at 6 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center to introduce a proposed change to the county's land use plan to allow empty office buildings in suburban neighborhoods to be converted into other uses. The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on March 22, and the Board of Supervisors on May…

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Schedule Jan. 15, 2018


Fairfax County Government offices are closed Monday, Jan. 15 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. However, some facilities are open and schedules vary. For specific schedule information, please click on the appropriate link below.

Public Schools and School Offices Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Schedule Jan. 15, 2018

Small Businesses Can Now Be Recognized Under Fairfax’s Green Business Partners Program


Small businesses can now participate in Fairfax County’s Green Business Partners Program, and they can seek help from the county on ways to make their businesses more environmentally sustainable.

The program recognizes companies for their…