Planning & Development

Building & Land Development has Moved!
Planning and Development has moved from City Hall to the new Customer Service Center(CSC) at 9800 Godwin Drive (the old DMV building).  

  • Questions can be directed to the main number 703-257-8278 or by email to ensure a timely response.
  • Discover how easy it is to use the online portal for permit submissions
  • The Treasurer’s Office is also located at 9800 Godwin Drive. We encourage our customers to use the online payment option for invoices
  • The Permit Counter will be closed for training on every third Thursday of the month from 12 Noon - 3 PM

Permit Self Service

Apply for a permit; check the status of building permits and plan reviews; pay permit fees; and verify the status of inspections. See what you can do online.

Make an Appointment

Discuss permits for projects of limited scope like Decks or Fences on Walk Through Wednesdays, or make appointments to discuss other projects. Send documents to our Dropbox

fast trackExpedited Commercial Plan Review Program 
We’re here to help expedite the review and approval of plans for smaller commercial projects in existing buildings and shell buildings that have received final inspection. Please contact Eric Lowe at (703) 257-8273, or .

Let Us Know How We’re Doing. 
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Overview and Mission 
The mission of the Building and Land Development office is to provide professional and courteous, building, site development, zoning, property maintenance, plan review, and permitting services to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the city’s present and future generations, businesses, and visitors so that Manassas may continue to grow and prosper while maintaining and enhancing its quality of life. We accomplish this goal by providing processes that are efficient, predictable, and transparent and with services that are both timely and accurate. We strive to discover, communicate, and implement solutions to meet the needs of all clients. 

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