Fairfax County Agencies: www.fairfaxcounty.gov
The Fairfax County Courthouse
4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 116
Fairfax, VA 22030
This department investigates most neighborhood quality of life complaints in the county, including parking in the grass, junk in the yard, too many people living in a home, uncut grass, noise ordinance violations, building without permits, fences, home businesses, vehicles blocking the street or inoperable vehicles, construction equipment, unlicensed contractors and hoarding. It enforces zoning, property maintenance, building, blight, grass height, fire and health codes all within a single department.
Traffic Division: report violation of commercial vehicles parking on residential streets OR on restricted commercial streets, and violations of the new community parking restrictions....FCPD Traffic Division at (703)280-0716
Homeless Shelters and Hypothermia Prevention Shelters
A list of Homeless Shelters in Northern Virginia through Fredericksburg (Fairfax, Loudoun, Culpepper, Arlington, Alexandria, and Prince William Counties, plus Manassas & Manassas Park, can be found at
For more information or to seek help for a homeless person: Fairfax-Falls Church emergency hypothermia shelters are open under a "no turn-away" status from now until March 31, 2018 at all emergency shelters based on freezing temperatures. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/hypothermia-prevention/emergency-shelter.htm
The Herrity Building
12055 Government Center Parkway, 2nd Floor
Fairfax, VA 22035
Sign Permits and Regulations in Commercial Areas
703-324-5230 or 703-631-1179
A Green Community: The State of Our Streams
By: John Paul Miller
Annandale is named for a Scottish town along the mouth of the Annan River and features a tree prominently on its flag, so it should come as no surprise that it takes great pride in being a green community. First time visitors quickly note the thick, mature stands of forest that shade local neighborhoods and provide ample recreation amongst the twenty-six parks contained within its boundaries.
The Accotink Creek and Holmes Run stream valleys comprise the backbone of these forest parcels and serve as precious urban green space for both road-weary residents and wildlife. While these well-trodden green corridors may appear widely appreciated and valued, the waterways that sustain them remain in a substantially degraded condition.
Accotink Creek and Holmes Run are both listed.....READ MORE