Fairfax County:

**NOTICE** - PLAN DROP OFF FOR FAIRFAX: Due to the new security protocols at the Herrity building, access to the ESI office is now limited to staff only. All plans submitted for ESI MSR review must be logged in at the Records and Information (RIM) counter on the 5th Floor.  Engineers reporting for Peer Review or to meet with ESI staff must call 703-324-1942 or 1941 to announce their arrival on the 5th floor in order to be escorted to the ESI office.

On October 26, the ESI Fairfax Committee was presented the proposed changes to the County Soil Map.  Dan Schwartz (NVSWCD) described the types of soil boundary changes being proposed using examples from three areas of the County (Examples).  The changes fall under three different themes:
1.     to better align soil boundaries with topography,
2.     to provide available detail of soil type boundaries that was not included in the map when initially adopted in 2011 and
    to align hydric soil boundaries with floodplain boundaries.

The full series of map tiles with proposed boundary changes is now available at: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/soil-map-revisions.

Comments can be provided to the ESRC through Keith Sinclair or to Dan Schwartz (Dan.Schwartz@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-324-1422).


Now Available: Urban Forest Management Division DPE 2nd Submission Checklist

Now Available: Fairfax County Expedited Review Process Technical Bulletin

Now Available: Fairfax County Immediate Response Committee Procedures Technical Bulletin

Now Available: Pavement Design Reissue Tech Bulletin (UPDATED JUNE 2017)

Now Available: Post Submission Conference Report


The Pay As You Go Process began October 3, 2011. Fairfax County has entered into an agreement with the Engineers & Surveyors Institute (ESI) to provide a Minimum Submission Review (MSR) and a Team Peer Review (TPR) on a Pay As You Go (PAYG) basis. The new plan quality review replaces the current peer review program and will be applicable to all plan applications of the following types: site plans (SP), subdivision plans (SD), public improvement plans (PI), preliminary plats (PL) and final pavement design plans, which are submitted as Designate Plan Examiner (DPE) plans and/or from ESI member firms and resubmission of those plan application types submitted on or after October 3, 2011. The minimum submission review will be a replacement for the current "Peer Review" and the team review will function as the current Post Submission Conference.

All first submission SP, SD, PI, PL and pavement revisions submitted as DPE plans or by ESI member firms which were originally submitted prior to October 3, 2011, will be grandfathered. Second or subsequent submissions which had a first submission submitted prior to the effective date must be taken to the ESI office for review prior to being resubmitted to Fairfax County, but will be exempt from the PAYG process.

Program Description:  The ESI Peer Review Program in the Fairfax County consists of a Minimum Submission Review (MSR). This program provides a plan quality control review to save the time of the regulatory reviewers and speed the process of the plan approval.   The Minimum Submission Review involves peer review performed by the ESI Peer Review Team (ESIPRT) which consists of rotating private industry/governmental peer review engineers and ESI Staff Engineer. The ESIPRT is committed to review the plan within 48 hours from the receipt of the plan by ESI.  The peer review is done according to the appropriate established current checklist as listed in the following lines.  The Peer Review Team makes a final determination whether the result of the plan reviewed is acceptable, acceptable with inserts, or non-acceptable according to the checklist and/or response letter prepared by the submitting engineers.  If the plan review result is unacceptable, the submitting DPE engineer will get a non- acceptable grade and is subject to a disciplinary action from the Fairfax County Advisory Plans Examiner Board (APEB) as a built in accountability measure. The submitting engineers will be notified of the status of the plan review results by phone, fax/form letter or email by the ESIPRT as soon as the review is completed.

See the PAYG Detailed Instructions below.

**NOTICE: The Fairfax County ESI Checklists have been updated. Please download a new copy before submitting your plan to ESI for review. Thank you!**


Site Plan (UPDATED 5/18/16)

Subdivision Plan (UPDATED 5/18/16)

DPE Resubmission Plan

Non-DPE Resubmission Plan

Public Improvement Plan (UPDATED 5/18/16)

Pavement Design Revision

Preliminary Plat First Submission (UPDATED 6/22/17)

Infill Lot Grading Plans (UPDATED 4/11/17)


Detailed Instruction:  Fairfax County ESI Detailed Instructions (Updated August 17, 2016)

Application:  Fairfax ESI Review Pay As You Go Application (Updated Oct. 1, 2015)

ESI Staff Engineer for Fairfax CountyT. L. Kitchens, Jr., 703-263-2232   jkitchens@esinova.org

Plan Submission Deadline:  Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm  


Fairfax County Fire Marshal Site Plan Review Guide (March 26, 2014)


Fairfax County Information:

The News from DPWES - New Cover Sheet for Site snd Subdivision Plans. Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/forms/ and select Site and Subdivision Plan Coversheet under Land Development, Forms.

Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/construction/sitedevelopment/ to access the Land Development Fees.

An announcement from Fairfax County Building Plan Review entitled "Changes to the Commercial Walk-Thru Program" is available. Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/lti/08_09.htm to view the letter.

Go to http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/lti/08_08.pdf to view the letter entitled "Fire Marshal Fee Increase for Plan Reviewer Time or Inspector Time."