On Thursday, February 21, City of Fairfax government offices will open on time. Liberal leave is in effect for city employees.

To report weather-related issues, including road conditions or downed limbs in the public right-of-way, call Police Dispatch at 703-385-7924.


  • For information on Parks and Recreation classes and activities, click here:
  • For information about Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center hours, please call 703-385-8414.
  • For information about Historic Blenheim hour, call 703-591-0560.

In case of emergency, call 911.

Click here for more winter weather-related information

Zoning & Subdivision Regulations and Adopted Amendments

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Refer to the City of Fairfax Zoning Map or Real Estate Database to determine what Zoning District your property lies within.  

Accessory Use Table

Encroachment Allowed In Yards

Non-Residential (Dimensional) Standards

Parking Requirements

Principal Use Table

Residential (Dimensional) Standards



New Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances were adopted on July 12, 2016 and became effective on October 1, 2016.  These ordinances repealed the previous Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances and readopted the ordinances with significant revisions. Below is a summary of amendments to the ordinances adopted subsequent to the 2016 repeal and readoption.


 Amendment  Adoption Date Effective Date  Ordinance Number  Staff Report  Amendment Introduction / Initiation 
 Ordinance Review & Maintenance  1/22/19  1/22/19  2019-02  Report 12/10/18 
 Planned Development Districts  3/27/18  3/27/18  2018-01 Report 12/18/17
 Ordinance Review & Maintenance  12/19/17  12/19/17  2017-11 Report 11/13/17


 Amendment  Adoption Date Effective Date  Ordinance Number  Staff Report Amendment Introduction / Initiation 
 Ordinance Review & Maintenance  12/19/17  12/19/17  2017-12  Report  11/28/17