Community Planning and Economic Development Services

We've Moved!

Community Planning and Economic Development Services (CPEDS, formerly Development Services) has temporarily relocated to 400 N. Washington St. during the City Hall Renovation Project, which will last through 2018. Office hours will still be Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; the department is closed to the public the last Wednesday of every month.

Learn more about City Hall's Temporary Office Relocation and the space at 400 N Washington St.

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Responsibilities


Staff handles long-range planning and zoning policy efforts, fiscal impact modeling, traffic-calming policy design, historical preservation, and Chesapeake Bay preservation compliance control, among other initiatives.

Tools


Convenience Is King With Email Status Updates


Permit application status updates are now available via email. Simply email your request to the department. Staff will answer inquiries in the order received. Skip the phone calls and trip to City Hall!

How to Confirm Property 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.

Database


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.

Assistance


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