Permitting Difficulties in Arlington? We can help!

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Arlington County, Virginia, has a lot to offer. With its close approximately to Washington, D.C., walkability to restaurants, retail, and nightlife, and great schools, it’s no wonder that tech startups and other companies have been moving into the city.

Yet, there is one thing that is holding Arlington back. According to economic development officials, developers, attorneys, and business owners at the recent Bisnow conference, it’s Arlington County’s lengthy permitting process. Developers, brokers, and restauranters all agree that the county’s lengthy permitting process is a deterrent for companies looking to do business in Arlington. One anecdote shared by developer JBG Smith mentioned that it took two years for the county to approve JBG Smith’s beer garden project.

So, what’s the solution for developers, restauranteurs, and business owners still eyeing Arlington for their business?

We recommend working with an experienced permitting services firm like us. With strong connections to jurisdictional authorities in Arlington County, our knowledgeable team can help you cut through the red tape of the permitting process. Our team has expedited permits in Arlington Country for hundreds of projects. We recently expedited permits for the Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington and JBG Smith’s 201 12th St in Crystal City.

If you are planning a project in Arlington County, or any other part of Virginia, DC, or Maryland, reach out to us for a proposal at or call 703-942-8700.

About DFM Development Services, LLC

DFM Development Services LLC provides development support services to real estate developers, contractors, home builders, property managers, and owners in the Washington, D.C. metro region. With strong connections to jurisdictional authorities throughout DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland, our experienced team can help you cut through the red tape of real estate development. Our core services include Bond Management, Permit Expediting, Environmental Compliance, Dry Utility Coordination, and Traffic Control Services.


Email us today at or call 703-942-8700 to discuss your next project.

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About DFM

DFM Development Services is the leading Red Tape Consultancy in the DC Metro Region, specializing in navigating complex and time-consuming regulatory processes for Real Estate Development and AEC Industry Professionals.

From expediting complex building permits and the bond release process to ensuring environmental compliance and precise dry utility design, our tailor-made approach empowers you to confidently move forward with your project, knowing you’ve successfully met all compliance requirements.

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