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Development Services
Drop-Off Program
LATEST UPDATE: November 12, 2020


The Development Services Building Public Drop-Off Program is a service that provides customers 24/7 access to a single outdoor, weather-proof container to deliver *eligible project submissions and permit applications, as listed below, for processing by the County by a respective Department/Agency.

WE OFFER DROP-OFF SERVICES FOR:

  • *Eligible applications and plan submissions only.  (Please review the list carefully).
  • Customers who want to submit hardcopy applications after-hours and on weekends.
  • Customers who do not want to wait in the building.
  • Customers who use permit-runners.

WHAT ARE ELIGIBLE DROP-OFF SUBMISSIONS?

*Eligible Applications Accepted in the Drop-Off Program

Please do NOT drop-off any Building Development Division (BDD) submissions.

ALL BDD submissions are ONLY accepted via ePortal.

Environmental Health – Prince William Health District

  1. Construction of Sewage Disposal System Permits
  2. Septic System Repair Permits
  3. Lot Certification
  4. Safe Adequate and Proper (SAP) submissions
  5. Massage Establishment Applications
  6. PWC Septic Tank Contractors License Applications
  7. PWC Hauler License Applications
  8. Septic Tank Pump Out Manifest Forms

Environmental Services/Watershed

  1. Lot Grading Plans/Individual Geotech Reports (w/required fees and Lot Grading Transmittal)
  2. As Built Submissions (with inspector signed transmittal and required fees)
  3. Informal Plan Submissions (with comment response letter)
  4. Erosion and Sediment Control Variances (with inspector signed transmittal and required fees)
  5. CCTV stormwater inspection requests (with plans, filled out form and required fees)
  6. Occupancy inspection and phasing request

    ​Fire Marshal's Office

    1. Emergency Evacuation Plans
    2. Fire Lane Permit
    3. Fire Operational Permit

    Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    GIS Address Validation Process for Commercial Projects ONLY

    ​Land Development - Zoning Branch

    All Zoning applications

    ​Land Development - Land Counter

    All Land Development applications and plan submissions

    Neighborhood Services

    Elevator/Lifts

    Planning

    1. Zoning
    2. Nonconforming Lot/Structure/Use
    3. Re-certification of Nonconforming Use, Sign, or Mobile Home Park
    4. Zoning Verification
    5. Zoning/Proffer/Special Use Permit Determination
    6. HOC-2 Family Day Home (Childcare)
    7. Zoning Appeals
    8. Zoning Variances

    Current Planning & Long-Range Planning

    1. Rezoning
    2. Special Use Permit
    3. Proffer Amendment
    4. Public Facility Review
    5. Comprehensive Plan Amendment


    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS/FAQS

    WHAT IS A PUBLIC DROP-OFF PROGRAM?

    A public drop-off program provides customers and the business community with a centralized, publicly accessible location to drop off *eligible project submissions and permit applications for County review and process. 

    A drop-off container is typically managed by a small group of staff, administrators.  The administrator(s) oversee managing the drop-off location and distribution.  

    WHERE IS THE DROP-OFF PROGRAM LOCATED?

    The drop-off container is a large, blue, metal weather-resistant mailbox located at the front door of the Plaza entrance of the Development Services Building.

    Development Services Building

    5 County Complex Court

    Prince William, VA 22192

    WHAT IS THE DROP-OFF PROCESS?

    • This is not a trash receptable.
    • Please observe the posted sign on the drop-off container and scan the QR code for the latest information. 
    • Only *eligible applications can be dropped-off at any time.
    • Customers must label all packages clearly for the relevant Department.  Please label package(s), exactly as the name of the Department, Agency, or Branch.
    • Customers must include a name and working phone number on the front of the package(s).
    • The drop-off container is a large, blue metal, weather-resistant mailbox located outdoors, next to the entrance doors of the Plaza entrance of the Development Services Building. 
    • Retrieval times are 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday (except on Holidays).
    • For safety reasons, this equipment is cleaned frequently.

    WHAT IS THE REVIEW PROCESS?

    • Project submissions and permit applications are collected at 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday (except on Holidays). 
    • All items are then placed on mail racks for each Department, Agency, or Branch to collect and process.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT HEAR FROM THE COUNTY?

    Generally, customers will be contacted within three to four days. Please contact the Department directly for any follow-up regarding a drop-off package.

    HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY DOCUMENTS ARE NOT LOST?

    • Each time documents are retrieved the Department of Development Services Early Assistant Desk (EAD) staff maintains a record log for internal control purposes notating the intended department, time/date of package receipt, number of packages, whether payment is included, etc. and submits it to the respective agency for processing.
    • Please contact 703-792-3091 if you have not been contacted within ten (10) business days.

     

    General Inquiries   Email:  EAD@pwcgov.org   Tel: 703-792-3091

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