Division of Environmental Health

Fairfax County, Virginia


TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pieter A. Sheehan, REHS,
Director, Division of Environmental Health

Permit Applications, Forms and Resources

Fairfax County Health Department permits and inspects the following public establishments:

Private Wells and Septic Systems

The Health Department also is responsible for overseeing installation, maintenance and monitoring of private wells and septic systems to protect public health.

Massage Establishment and Massage Therapist Licenses

Massage establishments are licensed by the Fairfax County Department of Cable and Consumer Services. Please contact that department for information about permitting.

Apply for or Renew a Health Permit

You may apply for a permit online or by using the forms below.

Apply by Mail/In Person/Email/Fax

Mail your application or deliver your application in-person to our office at:

Fairfax County Health Department
Division of Environmental Health
10777 Main Street, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030

Send your application by email to hdehd@fairfaxcounty.gov, or fax it to 703-653-9448.

Forms of Payment Accepted

We accept cash, checks, Visa, Master Card, and Discover. Please call our Customer Service Center at 703-246-2201 to make the payment by credit card.

Applications and Forms

The forms provided on this page are in Portable Document Format (PDF). To view or print them, you will need to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If you do not find the application or form you are looking for on this page or are experiencing difficulty accessing it, please contact our Customer Service Center via email at hdehd@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-246-2201.

Food Establishments

Onsite Well and Septic

Plan Review

Religiously Exempt Child Care Facilities

Swimming Pools

The Health Department does not issue permits or inspect private residential pools, spas and hot tubs. Please visit the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) website for more information about permits for residential pools.

Tattoo Establishment

Tourist Establishments (hotels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, summer camps, etc.)

Renew Your Health Permit

An annual operational permit from the Health Department must be obtained prior to opening a public facility for use or to continue operations.

The seasonal swimming pools operate from May to October, and the year round pool permit expires on December 31.

Religiously Exempt Child Care permits expire on September 30.

If you have misplaced your renewal application or have not received it in the mail, you may request it via email at hdehd@fairfaxcounty.gov or call our Customer Service Center at 703-246-2201.

Online Renewals

The following health permits can be renewed online:

  • Public Swimming Pools 
  • Religiously Exempt Child Care