Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy

In 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy (Trust Policy) to reaffirm current county policy and improve community health, welfare, safety, security and trust by ensuring that immigrant residents can access county benefits and services without fear that the information they share will be disclosed to federal immigration officials.

The Trust Policy makes that promise concrete by establishing mandatory countywide standards for information sharing and other protections for our immigrant neighbors. We will do everything we can to help people get the services and access to their county government they need. The Trust Policy further ensures that the county is not a source of personal information that those outside the county can exploit for their own purposes.  More information for Immigrants in Fairfax County.

The Trust Policy

Trust Policy General Directives

Trust Policy General Directives

All County departments/agencies have adopted these General Directives and will implement them in accordance with the Fairfax County Trust and Confidentiality Policy.

I.  General Standards for Agencies and Employees

II.  Procedures and Responsibilities Under the Trust Policy

III.  Agency Standard to Limit Availability of Personal Identifiable Information

IV.  Compliance Review

Trust Policy Compliance

Under the lead of the Chief Equity Officer, the Director of Immigrant Community Affairs will conduct a countywide compliance process review once a year to verify that all county departments and agencies are in compliance with the Trust Policy.

Trust Policy Compliance

Animal Shelter In compliance
Cable and Consumer Services In compliance
Civil Service Commission / Alternative Dispute Resolution In compliance
Clerk Services In compliance
Code Compliance In compliance
Community Services Board In compliance
County Attorney Not Applicable
Economic Initiatives In compliance
Emergency Management and Security In compliance
Environmental and Energy Coordination In compliance
Facilities Management In compliance
Family Services In compliance
Finance In compliance
Fire and Rescue In compliance
General District Court Not Applicable
Government Relations Not Applicable
Health In compliance
Housing and Community Development In compliance
Human Resources In compliance
Human Rights and Equity Programs In compliance
Independent Police Auditor Not Applicable
Information Technology In compliance
Internal Audit In compliance
Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court In compliance
Land Development Services In compliance
Management and Budget In compliance
McLean Community Center In compliance
Neighborhood and Community Services In compliance
Park Authority In compliance
Planning and Development In compliance
Police In compliance
Police Civilian Review Panel In compliance
Procurement and Material Management In compliance
Public Affairs In compliance
Public Library In compliance
Public Safety Communications In compliance
Public Works and Environmental Services In compliance
Reston Community Center In compliance
Retirement Administration Agency In compliance
Sheriff’s Office Not Applicable
Tax Administration In compliance
Transportation In compliance
Vehicle Services In compliance


Trust Policy Compliance Concerns

Do you have a Trust Policy compliance concern? We want to know! There are three ways to share your concern:

  1. Call us at 703-324-4000, TTY 711 and leave a message in your language. See the flyer for more information.
  2. Email
  3. Complete the online compliance concern form.

Non-Profit Community IDs

Non-Profit Community IDs

Fairfax County established a procedure for approval of non-profit groups whose IDs may be used by individuals as a valid form of identification and proof of residency, following the guidelines of the Trust and Confidentiality Policy

If the non-profit organization you represent is interested in obtaining this approval, please send us a message to

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