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.

Page updated on Jul 19, 2021 at 10:12 AM

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!

How Can We Help You?


Small Businesses

Design Professionals and Contractors

Office Contact & Location 

City Hall, Permit Center, 301 King Street, Room 4200, Alexandria, VA 22314 

Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (2:00 pm the first Monday of every month)

Please arrive by 4:30 pm for Residential project consultations; consultations are approximately 30 minutes to an hour. The permit process for projects that qualify for walk-through typically takes between two and four hours; routing of walk-through plans ends at 4:15 pm.  

For businesses we recommend that you schedule an appointment for a consultation so we can provide a courtesy analysis.

Consultations are also available over the phone and via email.

Henry Hollander:


City Permit Center  

Department of Planning & Zoning 

Department of Transportation & Environmental Services 

Health Department 

Finance Department 

Alexandria Small Business Development Center  

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership 

Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association 

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 


We Look Forward to Working with You!