Planning & Development
The Planning and Development counter will have limited services from 2-5pm on Friday, June 30th due to computer system maintenance. The counter will remain open and staff will be available for plan and permit submissions, however, staff will not have access to our permitting system to issue permits. The Permit Self Service site will also be impacted. Please plan accordingly.
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 ServiceApply 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 AppointmentDiscuss 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
Reference GuidesDriveways / Entrada para vehiculos
Carports, Garages, and Sheds / Estructuras accesorias
Decks / La terraza
Fences / Las Cercas
Domestic Bees FAQs / Abejas domesticas
House Location Surveys / Estudio Topografico
Parking Tabulation Template
Commercial Signs Guide
Expedited 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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.