BizEx: The Business Experience Program

BizEx icon.The Business Experience Program — called BizEx for short — can help you open or grow your small business in Fairfax County. BizEx can help you understand Fairfax County processes, including zoning, site and building plans, parking, signs, businesses licenses and more.

Talk to us first when you’re ready to start or grow your small business. Before you sign a lease, we can help.

Permit and process guidance is specific to Fairfax County. If you are seeking guidance regarding a potential location in the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, or the towns of Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna, please contact those jurisdictions directly.


Know Before You Call

Fairfax County development process.Not sure if your location falls within Fairfax County? Check it on our Zoning District Map.

If you're new to the process or haven't built in Fairfax County before — regardless of whether you're a home owner, business owner, contractor or other kind of builder  the Plan 2 Build Development Process Overview can show you what to expect and what is needed to reach a successful outcome.

Contact BizEx for Help

We want your small business to succeed and our Business Experience Program—known as BizEx for short—can help you.

Call BizEx at 703-324-2694, TTY 711 or email BizEx.

If your phone call isn't answered right away, please leave a message or send an email. We aim to respond to your call or email before the end of the day.

If you need assistance in a language other than English, please set up an appointment in advance.