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BPOL Application 2015

BPOL Reminder: Town Code Sec. 4-9 permits the levy of penalties up to 10% for failure to file and/or pay; Sec. 4-14 establishes criminal penalties for failing to apply; and, Sec. 9-10.i. provides that Use Permits expire three months after notice is given that BPOL is delinquent.  Questions should be addressed to the Town Treasurer.


Clifton Car Tags

Town of Clifton Code, Section 7-2 Motor Vehicle License Required.  The annual registration period runs from October 5 to the following October 4 of the next calendar year.  That makes the FY2016 registration period October 5, 2015 to October 4, 2016.  Fairfax County Code Section 4-17.2-4 (2) Town Rules further direct residents of Clifton to register vehicles and pay the fee to the Town instead of the County; personal property taxes are still due to the County.


Clifton Town Tag Renewal   Clifton Town Tag Renewal 2016

Town Code Sec. 7-11 imposes a fine for failing to comply with the Vehicle Tag provisions of $125 and/or a maximum of 5 days imprisonment.  Questions should be addressed to the Town Clerk This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Residents of Clifton register their cars with the Town of Clifton instead of Fairfax County.  Personal Property taxes, however, are still paid to Fairfax County.  For further information, review Fairfax County's requirement here: Fairfax County Vehicle Registration - Town Rules and Requirements   


General Construction and Zoning Information, see FAQ#4 Town of Clifton Frequently Asked Questions 

Building Permits are covered in Clifton Town Code Section 9-10.1 Buildings:  The erection of all buildings and all structures, additions, deleteions, and modifications thereto, shall be subject to the provision of Chapter 61 of the Code of Fairfax County, Virginia.  However, no building or structure, or addition, deletion, and modification thereto shall be erected until a Fairfax County Building Permit Application has been approved by Fairfax County, Virginia. 


Clifton Architectural Review Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at 12642B Chapel Rd, Clifton.

Contact the Chair -- Royce Jarrendt 703-266-8500 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clifton ARB Certificate of Appropriateness - Filing Instructions (rev 2014)

Clifton ARB Certificate of Appropriateness Form (pdf)


 Clifton Use Permits are reviewed by the Clifton Planning Commission on last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Acacia Lodge, 7135 Main Street, Clifton.  Contact the Chair -- Kathy Kalinowski; email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; phone 703-591-2323.  Also, see Clifton Town Code, Chapter 9 Zoning, Article 2 General Regulations, Section 9-10.f. Residential and Non-Residential Use Permits.  Please note that certain uses are classified as "Special Use Permits" and require Public Hearing.

 Use Permit Application Notice (pdf)

Use Permit Application Instructions (pdf)

Use Permit Application (pdf)