Government

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Fairfax County is governed under the Urban County Executive form of government, one of several forms of county government authorized in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The powers of government are vested in an elected Board of Supervisors consisting of nine members elected by district, plus a Chairman elected at large. The law requires that districts be of approximately equal population and that each Supervisor (other than the Chairman) be a resident and qualified voter of his or her district, and be elected only by voters living in that district. All voters in the County may vote for the Chairman. Board members are elected for four-year terms. There is no legal limit to the number of terms a member can serve. The Board establishes County government policy, passes resolutions and ordinances, approves the budget, sets tax rates, approves land use plans, and makes appointments. The Board appoints the County Executive, who is the administrative head of the County government and is responsible for the administration of all of the affairs of the County that the Board has authority to control.
The county is divided into nine supervisor districts:
- Braddock
- Dranesville
- Hunter Mill
- Lee, Mason
- Mount Vernon
- Providence
- Springfield
- Sully

Important Numbers
Board of Architectural Review-Planning Department 703-385-7930
Building Permits-Code Administration 703-385-7830
Business Licenses-Commissioner of the Revenue 703-385-7880
Department of Planning and Zoning 703-324-1300
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 703-246-2126
Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs 703-324-3187
Health Department 703-246-2300
Housing and Community Development 703-246-5179
Police Department Non-Emergency 703-691-2131
Public Works and Environmental Services 703-324-1937
Residential & Non-Residential Use Permits 703-385-7820
Sign Permits-Zoning Office 703-385-7820
Virginia Department of Transportation 703-383-8368
Water and Sanitary Sewer-Utilities Department 703-385-7920

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