All plan submissions are currently being submitted and reviewed electronically through PLUS.  If you have questions regarding your plan, please contact Sohaila Shekib (sshekib@esinova.org).
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.

Residential Infill Development Branch – DPAC Presentation

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



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 regulatory reviewers and speed up the process of 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.  Peer review is done according to the appropriate established current checklist as listed below.  The PRT 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.


In collaboration with Fairfax County, ESI has updated its Fairfax County ESI Checklists for ESI member use in submitting plans to the County through the ESI Peer Review Process.  Beginning August 2, 2021, ESI switched over to the new checklists and will no longer accept prior checklist versions for new submissions.  Plans that are already in process as of August 2, 2021 may continue using the prior checklist version.  Please contact Sohaila Shekib (sshekib@esinova.org) if you have questions or need assistance.

The Public Improvement checklist was updated on 11/7/2022.  The Site Plan and Subdivision Plan checklists were updated on 10/27/2022.

Fairfax County ESI Review Program Detailed Instructions (Coming Soon)