Planning + Building eNews - January 2018

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One-Stop Arlington: Making It Easier for Our Customers

Online Payment For Selected Building Permits

We are currently testing the online payment system for Building permits, Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) permits and Civil Engineering Plans (CEP)Register today to be a user experience testing participant. The deadline to get involved is Tuesday, Feb. 6. If you've already registered, view instructions to test the online payment system.


Business Process Improvements, Updates and Reminders

Updated Business Process for Submission of New Building Permits 

Starting Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, and every first Tuesday of the month, new submittals for Building permits (in-person submission) will be accepted starting at 9 a.m..


In-Person Submission Office Hours:

  • Residential Express/Walk-Thru Reviews: Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (except for the first Tuesday of the month; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Commercial Express/Fast Track Reviews: Mon – Thurs, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (except for the first Tuesday of the month; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

View the criteria for Express/Walk-Thru Plan review projects by visiting these webpages: Commercial Permit Review Process and Residential Permit Review Process. Customers can also submit these applications online by visiting the ePlan Review portal.


Apply to Neighborhood College and Become an Effective Advocate

Now accepting Spring 2018 applications. Become an advocate for your community Space limited for free course Spanish interpretation, childcare provided if needed. Apply by March 18 Learn how to become a neighborhood advocate and effect change through Arlington County’s free Neighborhood College program, which meets on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, beginning April 12, 2018.




Development Tracking Report - 4th Quarter 2017  

The Development Tracking Report summarizes residential and commercial development activity and trends in Arlington County from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017. View previous development reports.