**Due to concern for the health and safety of employees, the Herrity building is currently closed to the public. If you have questions regarding your plan, please contact Sohaila or Jerry via e-mail.  The operating status of Land Development Services in Fairfax County can be found at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/plan2build/interim-counters. General information about Fairfax County’s operating status can be found at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/status.**


Fairfax County’s ePlans page is now live.  Read news on the new ePlan process and see instructions on how to submit your plans electronically.  Visit the ePlans website by clicking here.

Fairfax County Article on ePlan Approval Process and Fees for Signature Sets

VDOT LDS Review Districts



The ESI Peer Review Program in 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 ESI’s Peer Review Team (PRT), which consists of rotating private industry/governmental peer review engineers and an ESI Staff Engineer. The PRT 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 AcceptableAcceptable 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 or email by the PRT once the review is completed.

Detailed instructions and appropriate forms can be obtained at the links provided below.


In collaboration with Fairfax County, ESI has updated its Fairfax County ESI Checklists (herein referred to as new checklists dated 10/1/2020) for ESI member use in submitting plans to the County through the ESI Peer Review Process.  The month of October, 2020 will be a transition month during which members may use either old or new checklists for new submissions.  Beginning on November 1, 2020, ESI will switch over to the new checklists and will no longer accept prior checklist versions for new submissions.  Plans that are currently in process as of November 1, 2020 may continue using the prior checklist version.  Please feel free to call Sohaila Shekib at (703)-615-6785) if you have questions or need assistance.

Fairfax County ESI Review Program Detailed Instructions (Coming Soon)