Building Official 

Building Permits
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.

Fill Out and Submit the Form Below with All Permit Applications

If You Are Building A New Single Family Dwelling, Townhouse, or Duplex 

Fill Out and Submit the Two Forms Below

For Residential Additions, Renovations, Decks, or Accessory Structures

Fill Out and Submit the Form Below

Checklist of Required Residential Inspections

For New Commercial Additions of Renovations

Fill Out and Submit the Form Below

For Trade Related Work, Signs, Demolition, and Roofing

Fill Out and Submit the Form Below

Building Permit Process

  1. Determine zoning classification from Zoning Administrator
  2. Submit site plan to zoning administrator
  3. Evaluation of plan by developer, architect, engineer
  4. 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:

  1. Owner’s name
  2. Owner’s address
  3. Owner’s phone number
  4. Site address
  5. Contractor’s name, address, and phone number
  6. Description of work
  7. 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.