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  • Zoning - Business (Commercial)

    • Do I need a permit to hold a special outdoor event at my business?

    • How do I renew my massage therapist license with the City of Fairfax?

    • If I apply for a tree removal permit, do I need to replace the tree?

    • If my business occupies two office suites in the same building what permits do I need?

    • What permits do I need for renovations to the exterior of my commercial building?

    • Who do I need to notify if my business leaves the City? How do I notify them?

    • Who do I need to notify if my business moves to a new location within the City?

  • Zoning - Residential

    • Can I subdivide my property?

    • Do I need a permit to rent a room in my house?

    • Do I need a permit to start a business out of my house?

    • Do I need any City approvals to cut down a tree on my property?

    • What is a plat and where can I get a plat of my property?

    • What is the setback for a shed (up to 80sf)?

    • Where can I put a storage structure (81-250sf)?

  • Zoning - Signs

    • Can I place a sign on the sidewalk in front of my business?

    • Do I need a permit to hang a banner at my business to let people know we are opening or closing for temporary renovations or having a sale?

    • Do I need a permit to use an electronic “Open/Closed” sign in the window of my business?

    • What permits are needed to put a sign on the wall over the door to my business?