The Planning Division provides:
  • Development review for site plans of commercial, townhouse, and multi-family projects
  • Special exceptions
  • Subdivisions
  • Rezonings
Planning also develops and implements long-range planning efforts, including the Comprehensive Plan, the Zoning Ordinance, fiscal impact modeling, and traffic calming policies.

Additional Information
If you are seeking information on a particular development proposal or application, then take a look at current development projects. If the development proposal or application is or has been scheduled for review by the Planning Commission, then there may be information available in an agenda. If you are unable to find the information desired, please contact the Planning Division at 703-248-5040 (TTY 711).
Development Project
How to Confirm Property Is Within the City
Please confirm if the property is within the City of Falls Church limits before preparing plans or drawings and/or before submitting an application. The Postal Service has assigned Falls Church mailing addresses to many properties that are not actually located within the city.

One way to check is by using the Assessment Property Database.

Zip Codes & Addresses
The primary Falls Church city zip code is 22046, with a few properties in 22042, 22044, and 22205. Zip code 22040 is used for post office boxes. Most residential addresses in the city have 3 digits; addresses indicated on Leesburg Pike, Route 7, Arlington Boulevard, Route 50, Lee Highway, or Route 29 are likely not within the City of Falls Church.

Please call the Development Services Counter at 703-248-5080 (TTY 711) if assistance is needed.