Right-of-Way (ROW) Permit Application & Submissions
Right-of-Way (ROW) permit applications can be submitted electronically to the Facility Inspectors by emailing a scanned copy to PWemail@example.com. The City's Permit Package contains forms, rules and regulations. ROW permit application fees may be paid electronically either by phone or email, or a check can be mailed to City Hall. City Staff will contact the applicant after the permit application is submitted to complete the payment.
If you have any further questions, please contact the facility inspectors at 703.385.7828 or email.
Right-of-way and Site Inspection Services
Field services such as regulatory inspections will continue to be provided by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. To schedule an inspection please email the Facility Inspectors at PW-Inspectors@fairfaxva.gov.
For any building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing construction inspections contact the Office of Building and Fire Code Administration.
Wastewater Lateral Repair and Replacement Reimbursement Program Application Submission
Wastewater Lateral Repair and Replacement Reimbursement Program applications can be submitted electronically to the program administrator, Annie de la Torre by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-273-6239.
Click here for additional information about the Wastewater Lateral Repair and Replacement Reimbursement Program.
Plumbing Fixture Fees & New Wastewater Connections
Fixtures fees are paid to the Department of Public Works when a plumbing permit application is submitted to Code Administration. Code Administration will route the application to the Department of Public Works for review. City Staff will contact the applicant directly regarding payment.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding Fixture Fees, please contact the administrative assistant, Annie de la Torre, by phone at 703-273-6239 or by email at email@example.com.
Stormwater and Floodplain Inquiries
The Department of Public Works manages, maintains and repairs approximately 60 miles of storm drain pipe and 3,650 storm sewer structures throughout the City. For additional Stormwater information or concerns, please contact the following City Staff:
- Stormwater Resource Engineer, Satoshi Eto by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-273-6073
- Stormwater Program Specialist, Amelia Flagg by email at Amelia.Flagg@fairfaxva.gov or by phone at 703.383.3489
For additional Floodplain information and concerns, please contact the following City Staff:
- City Engineer, Pete Millard,, by email at Peter.Millard@fairfaxva.gov or by phone at 703- 246-6330
Other Payments and Fees
Payments can be made electronically online or over the phone , or a check can be mailed to City Hall. Instructions for electronic payments will be provided by City Staff.
To make payments for other fees due to the Department of Public Works Administration and Engineering Division, please email the Department of Public Works Administrative Assistant at email@example.com or call at 703-273-6239.
Administration and Engineering Division Directory
- Ann de la Torre
- Email: Ann.Delatorre@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-273-6239
- Patricia Sullivan
- Email: Patricia Sullivan@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-385-2690
Stormwater Program Specialist
- Amelia Flagg
- Email: Amelia.Flagg@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-383-3489
- Charlie Shillingburg and Billi Guillen
- Email: PW-Inspectors@fairfaxva.gov
Stormwater Resource Engineer
- Satoshi Eto
- Email: Satoshi.Eto@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-273-6073
- Peter Millard
- Email: Peter.Millard@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703- 246-6330
Director of Public Works
- David Summers
- Email: David.Summers@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-385-7810
CUE Bus Service
The CUE bus is operating on its regular schedule seven days a week to serve Fairfax City residents.
CUE customers are required to enter and exit the bus using the rear doors. This does not apply to customers who need to use a wheelchair ramp; they may utilize the front doors. Fare collection on buses is temporarily suspended due to the location of fareboxes and SmarTrip equipment at the front entrance of buses.
Transportation Capital Projects
The City of Fairfax is currently engaged in a number of transportation projects that will improve safety and mobility. These projects are proceeding as planned. For information about these projects please click here or contact the Transportation Division by email at PW-Transportation@fairfaxva.gov or by phone at 703-385-7810.
The approved e-scooter companies, Bird, Spin and Lime will be pausing operations in Fairfax City until further notice.
Traffic Sign and Signals
To report a malfunctioning traffic signal call 703-385-7987 between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 703-385-7924 at all other times.
Signs or Markings
To report a problem with a traffic sign or pavement marking call 703-385-7987 or email Johnnie Greer, the Sign and Signal Supervisor..
New Traffic Control Devices
To request a new traffic control device (traffic signal, sign or pavement marking) call the office of the Director of Public Works at 703-385-7810 or email.
Transportation Division Staff Directory
- Wendy Block Sanford
- Email: Wendy.Sanford@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-385-7889
Multimodal Transportation Planner
- Chloe Ritter
- Email: Chloe.Ritter@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-273-5652
Transportation Capital Projects Manager
- Christina Alexander
- Email: Christina.Alexander@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-273-3067
- Ann de la Torre
- Email: Ann.Delatorre@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-273-6239
CUE Bus Superintendent
- Bill Nash
- Email: Bill.Nash@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-385-7827
City Traffic Engineer
- Curt McCullough
- Email: Curt.McCullough@fairfaxva.gov
- Phone: 703-385-6261
Refuse and Recycling
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Fairfax is committed to continue providing curbside collection of refuse/trash, recycling, brush, yard waste, loose leaves (seasonally), large items, and debris once a week.
However, beginning on Monday, April 13, collection may take longer during the day - and yard waste and large debris may remain at the curb until 6 pm or later on regular collection days. Please be assured the items will be collected on the regular service day as soon as possible, and there is no need to report the delay to the Operations Division.
- To identify your collection day, enter your address in the Refuse and Recycling Route Finder.
- The City will continue to provide recycling bins upon request. E-mail RefuseRecycling@fairfaxva.gov or call (703) 385-7837.
Property Yard Recycling Center
Effective Friday, April 3, 2020 the Property Yard Recycling Center will be closed permanently.
The City has experienced multiple challenges associated with operating the Recycling Center including increased costs for single stream recycling services due to the declining recycling market, and persistent problems associated with illegal dumping. The recycling facilities at the I-66 transfer station and the I-95 landfill complex are open and can be used for free by Fairfax City residents.
Glass Recycling Program
The glass recycling program in the City of Fairfax has been suspended until further notice due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. The glass recycling container at 10700 Page Avenue and other containers in Fairfax County have been removed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fairfax City recycling crews will continue to collect glass curbside, until further notice. Information: email, 703-385-7816. For more information please visit the Glass Recycling Program webpage.
The City of Fairfax Composting Center located at City Hall, adjacent to the Community Garden, will remain OPEN and operational until further notice.
Composting caddy pick up at City Hall has been suspended until further notice due to the health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.
For more information regarding the Public Works Operations Division services please contact Heather Breslin by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 703-293-7141.
Street Lamp Outages
Street lights are maintained by Dominion Virginia Power. Report streetlight outages to Dominion Power by calling 1-866-366-4357 or on their website www.dom.com If you have an exact location and pole number, you may contact the street division by phone at 703-385-7980 and they will report a street light issue to DVP.
Storm Drain Maintenance
The Storm Drainage Crew maintains the City’s storm drain system which consists of catch basin structures, drain pipes, culverts, bridges and natural creeks. These facilities are located within city streets, in city parks, on other city owned property and on easements on private property.
To request maintenance of storm drainage facilities call 703.385.7980 or email the Storm Drainage Crew Supervisor .
You can report roadway flooding at 703.385.7980 during regular business hours or at 703.385.7924 at other times.
For assistance with storm drainage problems and/or to request a new project on public or private property contact the city engineer at 703.246.6330 or email.
For more additional questions or concerns regarding the Streets Division of the Department of Public Works please contact Ashley Heroth, the Assistant to the Streets Superintendent, by phone at 703-385-7980 or by email at Ashley.Heroth@fairfaxva.gov.
Yard Waste & Debris Pick Up Notice:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Fairfax crews continues to collect refuse, recycling, and yard waste from the curb. However, beginning on Monday, April 13, collection may take longer during the day - and yard waste and large debris may remain at the curb until 6 pm or later on regular collection days.
Please be assured the items will be collected on the regular service day as soon as possible, and there is no need to report the delay to the Operations Division.
Face Mask, Glove and Wipe Disposal Notice:
While we encourage residents to stay-at-home, we realize there is still the need to venture out for necessities. As such, should you need to leave your homes please take the necessary steps to protect yourself from COVID-19. Gloves, masks, and disinfectant wipes should be properly disposed of in trash cans or other types of waste receptacles, not littered in parking lots or flushed down the toilet.
Littered products can enter storm drains where they can cause blockages that affect drainage during rains. Storm drains also flow to creeks and streams and can carry these products with them, causing environmental harm. When these products are flushed down the toilet they can cause blockages in your plumbing as well as the main sewer lines that serve our community.
Please consider keeping an extra plastic or paper bag with you to put the used gloves or masks in temporarily if a trash bin is not immediately available. Improperly disposed of face masks, gloves, and wipes poses both a health and environmental risk to our community.