Land Use and Planning


Our built and natural environments are important in Fairfax County. There are many projects, polices, plans and procedures to manage land use in our community.

Land Development Process Overview

The development process in Fairfax County involves comprehensive reviews by numerous county and non-county agencies and may involve many steps before a project can be approved.

Every project is unique and subject to its own set of requirements depending on the location and complexities of the project.


On Social Media

Follow and engage with our various social media accounts about land use, planning, our natural environment, transportation and more.

Revitalization Districts

Our Office of Community Revitalization helps the strategic redevelopment within targeted commercial areas, including:

  • Annandale
  • Bailey's Crossroads/Seven Corners
  • Lake Anne (Reston)
  • McLean
  • Merrifield
  • Richmond Highway Corridor
  • Springfield

In Your Backyard!

Land use and planning can be as local as your backyard and surrounding neighborhood. Here are some resources you can use:

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