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.

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


Program Description: 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 for 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. The ESI MSR program provides a plan quality control review to save the time of the regulatory reviewers and speed the process of plan approval.   The MSR involves peer review performed by the ESI Peer Review Team (ESIPRT) which consists of rotating private industry/governmental peer review engineers and an ESI Staff Engineer. The ESIPRT is committed to review the plan within 48 hours from ESI's receipt of the plan.  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 disciplinary action from the Fairfax County Advisory Plans Examiner Board (APEB) as a built-in accountability measure. Submitting engineers will be notified of the status of the plan review results by email from ESIPRT as soon as the review is completed.

See the PAYG Detailed Instructions below.


Site Plan

Subdivision Plan

DPE Resubmission Plan

Non-DPE Resubmission Plan

Public Improvement Plan

Pavement Design Revision

Preliminary Plat First Submission

Infill Lot Grading Plans


Detailed Instruction:  Fairfax County ESI Detailed Instructions (UPDATED 2/12/18)

Application:  Fairfax ESI Review Pay As You Go Application

ESI Staff Engineer for Fairfax CountySohaila Shekib, 703-324-1942   sshekib@esinova.org

Plan Submission Deadline:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm  


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