If you have an active Certificate of Occupancy application that was submitted between January 1, 2020, and February 27, 2023, you will need to submit a help desk ticket to have the record linked to your Permit Arlington account. If you do not already have a Permit Arlington account, you will need to create one.
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Permit Arlington now available
Permit Arlington permits offer:
- Online applications;
- Online plan review and revisions;
- Online payment;
- Email notifications; and
- Permit process tracking through your online account.
Additional permits will move online as system development continues. Until a permit’s transition, it will continue to be processed through current options.
Available anywhere, anytime
The Permit Arlington system is available 24/7. You can apply from your computer or mobile device. Because applications, supporting documents, and payments are collected online, you no longer need to make a trip to the Arlington County Permit Office.
We’re here to help
We know that navigating a new process can be challenging and we have a support team in place to assist you.
Get Started with Permit Arlington
At this time, responses are delayed due to the volume of requests for assistance with the new system. We apologize for the impact this may have on your work.
Technical support hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, and closed at noon every third Thursday.
Permitting process and other questions
About the Program
Permit Arlington is a County-wide initiative to improve land development, building, and permitting processes that includes a new online permitting system, refreshed website, and centralized space for in-person customer visits. Both physical and virtual spaces aim to achieve a transformative customer experience. View the goals and vision behind Permit Arlington.