Applications and Forms

Clifton Business, Professional, Occupational License
2018 BPOL Application
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, Marilyn Barton:
Clifton Car Tags
Town of Clifton Code, Section 7-2 Motor Vehicle License Required.  Effective May 4, 2016: Registration fees for vehicles owned or garaged in the Town of Clifton will be included in the annual Car Tax bill, sent by Fairfax County. Read more about it, here.
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  For further information, review Fairfax County's requirement here:   
The Town Council has approved the new Golf Cart 
Application. Please include payment of $33.00 per Cart, payable to the Town of Clifton. Please send application, proof of insurance and payment to: Office of the Clerk, PO Box 309, Clifton, VA 20124.
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
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:; 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
Use Permit Application (pdf) 
Commercial Property Parking Tabulation Form
How to File a Complaint Regarding Use Permit Compliance