Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Check the DPD Operating Status webpage for more information.

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Barbara Byron,

Planner of the Day


Multiple Planners of the Day (POD) are on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer questions from members of the public by phone or email. Contact information for the POD and the types of questions each POD can answer are available below.

  • Planning Division: If you have questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan, heritage resources, environmental planning, or public facilities planning, please contact our POD by phone at 703-324-1380 or by email at
  • Zoning Administration Division: If you have basic questions on what a use may be, applicable yards or setback requirements, if a proposed use or structure is allowed in a specific zoning district and under what permissions, and other general zoning-related questions, please contact our POD via phone at 703-324-1314 or by email at
  • Zoning Evaluation Division: If you have questions regarding previously approved entitlements (rezoning, special exception, special permit, or variance), entitlements currently under consideration, or the entitlement process, please contact our POD by phone at 703-324-1290 or by email at


To accommodate individuals with limited access to technology resources or specific needs, in-person appointments are available on an as-needed basis. Requesting appointments for in person visits are encouraged. The Herrity Building is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During these hours, staff from the Department of Planning and Development will be available to assist with general questions. However, to save you time and energy we encourage you to call us before you come in. We have great phone and online resources. In person appointments can be made in advance by phone (see contact information above). 

  • Community Revitalization and Urban Centers Sections, Suite 755
  • Planning Division, Suite 730
  • Zoning Administration Division, Suite 807
  • Zoning Evaluation Division, Suite 801


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