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Route 1 is blocked in both directions except for one northbound lane, from Slater's Lane to 1st Street for several fallen electrical poles. The public is urged to use caution in the area and treat all uncontrolled intersections (no power or officer directing traffic) as a four-way stop.

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Small Business & Residential Project Facilitation Office

In concert with The City’s guiding principles and strategic plan to provide citizens with more efficient and customer friendly services, The City now offers a new program dedicated towards assisting first time contractors, homeowners and small business owners throughout the entire permitting and inspection processes. This program is designed to further enhances Alexandria’s quality development and robust local businesses by promoting a culture of service excellence.  Additionally, by also focusing on our residents, the team helps ensure home projects are efficiently, safely, and cost effectively constructed.  We look forward to working with You!

Facilitation Opening Ceremony 08.13 Facilitation Opening Ceremony 08.13 B  Facilitation Opening Ceremony 08.13 D

Small Business & Residential Project Facilitation Office Opening Ceremony on July 31, 2013 - includes Mayor William Euille, City Manager Rashad Young, Council Member Del Pepper, Council Member Paul Smedberg and Code Administration Director John Catlett.  

The Team's Mission 

  • Customer advocacy - guidance and assistance throughout the pre-permit, permit and inspection processes 
  • Single point of contact for all project stakeholders 
  • Assist navigating City construction permit related processes and requirements 
  • Timely project updates 
  • Tracks projects to ensure they are expeditiously processed and routed to the right City departments and technical review disciplines 
  • Facilitate interdepartmental coordination to help reduce potential obstacles and project issues 
  • Transparent permit processes and requirements  


Office Contact & Location 

  • City Hall, Permit Center, 301 King Street, Room 4200, Alexandria, VA 22314 
  • Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm  
  • Phone Number -  703.746.4221 
  • Email - 

Typical Facilitation Projects 

  • Residential 1 & 2 Family Dwellings -Townhouses, Duplexes, Detached
    • New Construction 
    • Additions 
    • Alterations 
    • Certificate of Completions & Occupancies 
  •  Small Businesses   
    • Restaurants/Taverns/Bars 
    • Retail 
    • Office Suite Fit-outs 
    • Change of Occupancy 
    • Outdoor Dining Program 
    • Certificate of Occupancies 
    • Business License Process  



We Look Forward to Working with You!


301 King St., Suite 4200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.3880

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.