County Development Services Building Drop-Off Program Launched Nov. 9

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Provide by Prince William County

The Prince William County Development Services Building 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 here, for processing by a respective department/agency.

What is *eligible?

The Drop-Off Program page provides a current list of all eligible project submissions and permit applications. Please review the list carefully and note that building applications may not be submitted.

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 processing.

A drop-off container is typically managed by a small group of staff— administrators. The administrators oversee managing the drop-off location and distribution.

Where is the Public Drop-Off Program?

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, located at 5 County Complex Ct., Prince William.

Drop-off services are available for:

  • *Eligible applications and plan submissions. (Please review the list here. )
  • 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.

The drop-off process:

  • 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 appears on the list provided here.
  • 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.

How does the review process work?

  • 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 my documents are not lost?

  • Each time documents are retrieved, the Early Assistance 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 call 703-792-3091 if you have not been contacted within 10 business days.

For any follow-up questions, please contact the Department of Development Services EAD at or 703-792-3091.


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