Arlington County Building Department

Find Arlington County Virginia building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Arlington County Permits 2100 North Clarendon Boulevard Arlington VA 22201 703-228-3830


Arlington County Planning Department Ste 700, 2100 Clarendon Blvd Arlington VA 22201 703-228-3525

Arlington County Zoning 2100 North Clarendon Boulevard Arlington VA 22201 703-228-3883

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About Building Departments

How much does a building permit cost?

Building permit fees vary significantly from one locality to another. The fees are usually based on the total cost of the project.

If I have been issued a building code violation, can I appeal?

Yes, a building code violation can be appealed. In most cases, a local board will hear building code appeals. An appeal should be filed as soon as possible, as some jurisdictions impose deadlines for submitting appeals. The appeals process may require a fee.

Can the Building Department recommend a local home improvement contractor?

Local Building Departments are generally reluctant to recommend specific contractors. However, many will provide a list of licensed contractors that serve the local area.