The Department of Public Works (DPW) has a Geographic Information System (GIS) function for collecting and maintaining geographic data. The term GIS is applied loosely to a large group of interrelated technologies. For local governments, GIS is computer technology that associates geographic data (locations of man-made and natural features) and attribute data (names, addresses, classifications, and other values stored in databases) to generate visual maps and reports. GIS allows the user to interact with multiple layers of data within a map. A series of e-books about GIS can be found here.
Public Maps & Data
All available GIS data for download or use can be accessed from our Open Maps page. To access the city’s web mapping applications please visit our Map Gallery page.
Impervious Surface Mapping
The utility fee is based on the amount of impervious surface (e.g. roof, driveway, walkway, patio, etc.) your site has. For each 200 square feet of impervious surface the cost is $18.36.
The city's Real Estate Assessment Information Database is designed to provide online access to property information records. By Virginia law, real estate records are public information. The database provides detailed information on all properties in the city.
Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the map data linked on this page. The City of Falls Church assumes no liability arising from the use of these maps or data. These are provided without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The City of Falls Church makes no representation about the accuracy of any specific information in this GIS data and is provided “as is” and without Warranty of any kind. The user of this data will assume complete responsibility for any and all occurrences resulting from its use or display and will hold the City of Falls Church harmless from any and all claims, demands, liabilities, obligations, damages, suits, judgments or settlements, including reasonable costs and attorneys' fees, which arise from use of this data.