Real Estate Resources: Fairfax County

Fairfax County has long been the most populated County in all of Virginia.

This is a roundup of where you can find tools, information and other resources for owning a property or finding a property in the area.

All the external links go to official Fairfax County sites.

Fairfax County Tax Real Estate Tax Info

Whether you want to find out what your real estate assessment is, pay your taxes online, see who owns a property and what a home last sold for, you can do that through the Fairfax County website. Here are some useful links depending on what you are looking for.

•Fairfax County property lookup.

•Current Fairfax County Tax Rates.

•Fairfax County real estate tax payment link.

Fairfax County has also historically sent assessments and tax bills to your home.

However, keep in mind if you have a mortgage on your property there is a good chance that you pay your taxes through an established escrow account. So it would be included in your monthly mortgage payment.

So you do not need to pay Fairfax County directly if you pay through your mortgage company.

Permits Lookup & Applications

If you are looking the status of a building permit, schedule an inspection, or want to find out permit history you can do that through Fairfax County online.

The Fairfax Inspections Database Online (FIDO) is a great resource for you if you are building an addition or doing any residential project that will require permitting. Here is the link to the database.

You can check on what inspections are needed next and what has been finalized.

This can also be a way to check on what projects were undertaken by past homeowners on your home, assuming there were permits pulled and it was done within the date range the database pulls from.

GIS Mapping

A photo of an interactive GIS map, different colors show different zoning and other master plans.
An image of Fairfax County’s GIS map. This one shows different zoning, comprehensive plans, etc.

GIS stand for Geographical Information System. In other words, a map displaying overlays of different information. Fairfax County’s maps have a ton of useful info if you are living or moving to the area.

You can look up current and upcoming road construction, amendments to master plans, zoning, parcel lookup and a whole lot more.

Here you can find the Fairfax County GIS map applications related to properties.

Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan

The comprehensive plan is a group of documents and map that give guidance on how land is to be used in the county.

The plan consists of the Plan Policy, Four Area Plans and the Plan Maps.

If you are wondering what a vacant parcel of land nearby can be used for, you can find the answer here.

Here is the comprehensive plan page.

Fairfax County also has a “planner of the day” who is ready to answer calls with questions about the comprehensive plan and how it affects the real estate in a given area.

To reach the planner of the day call 703-324-1380, Ext. 711.

Fairfax County Zoning Ordinance

Zoning determines what can be done with a parcel of land within a certain area.

Simplified, the comprehensive plan are guidelines for the overall area, and zoning is the exact rules on pieces of land within those areas.

Zoning is what determines whether you can subdivide a lot, build commercial or residential building (or both) on a certain parcel.

This is Fairfax County’s zoning page. Here you can find maps, proposed zoning variances and amendments and more.

The Engineer of the Day

Another great free real estate resource in Fairfax County is the engineer of the day. If you have general questions about site development, subdivision plans, etc. you can call this number to talk with an engineer.

703-324-1575, Ext. 711

Flood Plain Information

Fairfax County has a number of streams creeks and runoff areas, and has maps and more information about recorded flood plains.

Although the maps are also available from FEMA, the county provides this information here.

Real Estate & Homes For Sale in Fairfax County

Are you looking for homes for sale in Fairfax County?

Our site is updated constantly with the homes for sale in Fairfax County and neighboring counties in Northern VA. You will find below the newest listings for sale.

New Listing - a week online
$529,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,408
SQFT
3010 Hickory Grove Court
Fairfax, VA 22031
Circle Woods Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$559,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,418
SQFT
3062 Rittenhouse Circle 55 #55
Fairfax, VA 22031
Metro West Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$585,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,506
SQFT
Flats At Metrowe #306
2907 Bleeker Street 306
Fairfax, VA 22031
New Listing - 4 days online
$629,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,506
SQFT
2907 Bleeker Street 406 #406
Fairfax, VA 22031
Flats At Metrowest Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$646,490
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,532
SQFT
9500 Sprague Avenue 40403 #40403
Fairfax, VA 22031
The Atrium At Metrowest Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$775,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,318
SQFT
9322 Branchside Lane
Fairfax, VA 22031
Vienna Metro Ii Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$425,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,210
SQFT
Hunters Branch #322
2911 Deer Hollow Way 322
Fairfax, VA 22031
New Listing - 4 days online
$292,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,191
SQFT
Hawthorne Villag #202
3113 Buccaneer Court 202
Fairfax, VA 22031
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$775,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,980
SQFT
2957 Thompson Park Lane
Fairfax, VA 22031
Towns of Covington Sqr Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$302,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
741
SQFT
Marquis @ Vienna Station #245
9490 Virginia Center Boulevard 245
Vienna, VA 22181
New Listing - 6 days online
$635,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,215
SQFT
2811 Shawn Leigh Drive
Vienna, VA 22181
Country Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$415,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,108
SQFT
Marquis At Vienn #143
9490 Virginia Center Boulevard 143
Vienna, VA 22181
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$550,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,344
SQFT
3052 Sugar Lane
Vienna, VA 22181
Cyrandall Valley North Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$300,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
745
SQFT
Acadia Condo #433
9480 Virginia Center Boulevard 433
Vienna, VA 22181
New Listing - 4 days online
$699,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,346
SQFT
2862 Sutton Oaks Lane
Vienna, VA 22181
Country Creek Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$569,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,320
SQFT
9867 Sweet Mint Drive
Vienna, VA 22181
Cyrandall Valley North Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$715,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,050
SQFT
9642 Scotch Haven Drive
Vienna, VA 22181
Country Creek Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$745,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,810
SQFT
3035 Cyrandall Valley Rd
Fairfax, VA 22031
Cyrandall Valley Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$695,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,900
SQFT
2932 Waterford Court
Vienna, VA 22181
Waterford Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$550,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,293
SQFT
2956 Valera Court
Vienna, VA 22181
Waterford Subdivision

Conclusion

Although Fairfax County is large, it also is well organized with a large governing body. On this page are some of the top resources that are available to you as a property owner, or potential property owner in the County.

Keep in mind, we are not affiliated with Fairfax County. We are real estate agents and experts in Northern VA.

If you have a real estate question about buying or selling property, reach out below!

Will Rodgers

Will is an award winning real estate agent, author and high tech marketing expert. Adopting a consultative approach he has helped hundreds of clients meet their real estate goals in the Northern VA real estate market.