More Online Permitting Coming to Arlington June 28

Published on June 16, 2022


Arlington County is launching the third phase of Permit Arlington, its online permitting system, on Tuesday, June 28. Several additional permits and inspections will move into the Permit Arlington system, including:

  • Residential building permit
  • Commercial building permit
  • Electrical permit
  • Elevator permit
  • Fire protection systems permit
  • Mechanical permit
  • Plumbing/gas permit
  • Land disturbing activity (LDA) permit
  • Periodic elevator inspection
  • Cross connection control program

“The building, trade and land disturbing activity permits included in this Permit Arlington phase are some of the most frequently submitted permits—bringing us much closer to having all permits under a single, online system,” said Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development Director Claude Williamson. “These changes will bring more consistency to the permitting process for residents and businesses across the County.”

Permit Arlington launched in 2019 to improve the customer experience for permitting, building and land development services. Since then, many permits have moved from paper applications and in-person payments to the online system, eliminating the need for customers to visit County offices to complete these transactions.

More: Get the details of the latest phase

Service Modifications

Starting Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 p.m. until Tuesday, June 28 at 8 a.m., Permit Arlington, ePlan Review and online payment will be unavailable to customers.

Starting Wednesday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m., inspections for building and trade permits can no longer be scheduled via the automated phone system. Inspections for June 27 or June 28 must be scheduled by June 22 at 4:30 p.m.

In addition, the Permit Office and Permit Arlington Help Desk will be closed June 22-27

About Permit Arlington

Permit Arlington is a County-wide initiative to improve the processes that support permitting, building and land development. Customers can apply online for permits 24 hours a day, seven days a week from their computer or mobile device. They also can upload plans, drawings and supporting documents and track the progress of their applications. In addition, the new system sends email notifications as an application clears the following bars: receipt, completeness check, approval, receipt of payment and permit issuance. Customers receive their permits via email and can print them remotely for display at project sites.