Contact the Permit Arlington Center

The Permit Arlington Center (PAC), associated phone support, and building + trade inspections will be unavailable on Wednesday, July 17thdue to an all-staff meeting. On Thursday, July 18th phone support and building + trade inspections will resume at 8:00 a.m. and the PAC will reopen at 9:00 a.m.

Are you contacting us about an issue with parks, street lights, bus stops, trail maintenance, etc.? Use the Report a Problem tool.

Do you have a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request?

Have you searched for your topic in the Permit Library?

Do you need to speak to permitting staff in-person? The Permit Arlington Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Modified hours every third Wednesday of the month: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Phone Numbers by Category

Email by Category 


Phone Numbers by Category

Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed at 12 p.m. noon the third Wednesday of each month).

Building Permit Process
Examples: permit requirements, questions about existing permits and permit history.

Child Care Services
Examples: opening a child care center or family day care home.

Code Enforcement 
Examples: condition of private property/maintenance issues, noise complaints, blight, building standards and building code.

Environmental Services 
Examples: right-of-way permits, dumpster permits, driveways, new water and sewer permits.
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m: 703-228-3629

For enforcement of Transportation Right-of-Way or Moving Van/Container permits, outside of the above hours only, call Police Non-Emergency (703-558-2222) and mention parking enforcement.

Health, Food, Pools and Hotels
Examples: restaurants, mobile food units and environmental health.

Online Permitting Technical Support
Examples: technical support and questions about Arlington’s online permitting system: Permit Arlington.
Submit a request for technical support.

Examples: current development, comprehensive planning, urban design and entitlement.

Zoning – General
Examples: setbacks and building placement, fences and decks, accessory structures, home occupation, enforcement and Zoning Ordinance.