Permits

The Arlington County Permit Office is  CLOSED for in-person customer service. Many services are available online. Learn more.

A permit is an official document authorizing the applicant to undertake certain activities. Permits are required for a variety of activities, including construction and/or demolition of a new building or structure, trades (example: Plumbing & Gas), public right-of-way, special events, pools, land disturbing activity and much more. Who can apply for permits, expiration dates and other details vary based on the type of permit you’re applying for.

View full list of permits & application types: Permit Library

Apply Online or Apply on Paper?

Currently, some permits must be applied for online while others must be applied for on paper. If you’re unsure where to submit your permit application, use this guide.