Technology Zone

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City of Fairfax Technology Zone Incentive

The City of Fairfax Technology Zone (or the “Zone”) offers businesses in the City a reduction or suspension of certain business license (Business, Professional, Occupational License, or “BPOL”) taxes for a period of up to five years with a 100 percent exemption for the first year and a decreasing percentage for years two through five.  The purpose of the Technology Zone is to provide an incentive for a targeted sector of businesses to establishment, relocate, or expand within the City.

The City of Fairfax Technology Zone Aims to:

     • Cultivate economic growth by providing tax incentives;
     • Improve economic conditions of the area which will benefit the welfare of the citizens; 
     • Encourage investment and attract technology-related jobs to the city; 

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be opening a business in the City, or be located within the City, or be willing to locate within the City; and
  • Be willing to enter into a contractual Performance Agreement (the “Performance Agreement” or “Agreement”) between the business entity and the City; and
  • Commit to employing a minimum number of full time employees as stipulated by the Performance Agreement; or
  • Commit to making a minimum capital investment into a new or existing business;

Applicants agree by applying for the Zone that additional information may be requested by the Office of Economic Development including, but not limited to, any relevant tax information, business filing/ formation information, or regulatory license information.

Qualified Businesses

Businesses must be recognized as a qualified technology business pursuant to Chapter 14 of the Code of the City of Fairfax, Virginia, Article IX – Technology Zone, Section 14-420.


Applications may be submitted electronically to

Applications may also be submitted in hard copy to the City's Economic Development Office located in City Hall

Additional Questions:

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