Construction of new buildings or renovation of older ones requires a building permit which implements a number of local and state regulations. State building codes requires that building construction must conform to the Uniform Statewide Building Code which uses the International Code Council collection of building codes. The Uniform Statewide Building Code is adopted by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and is enforced by the local building departments.
Contractor Information Form
Fill Out and Submit the Form Below with All Permit Applications
Determine zoning classification from Zoning Administrator
Submit site plan to zoning administrator
Evaluation of plan by developer, architect, engineer
Approval issued for final or temporary plan to developer
Building Permit Application
Application for a building permit must be made at 10 Robertson Street, in person, or by mail. Information needed is as follows:
Owner’s phone number
Contractor’s name, address, and phone number
Description of work
Total amount spent for construction
At the time of application for new construction, a signature sheet will be sent to the zoning office to verify all zoning regulations, the City Engineer’s office to verify the address and all work concerning public access, drainage and erosion control, then, to the Water/Wastewater Department, where all regulations concerning public utilities are addressed. Depending on the type of construction, a set of plans may be required. After the signature sheet is returned to the Building Official’s office, a building permit may be issued.