Helpful Information

The Zoning Administrator can assist you in determining if the intended use of the structure is permitted within the appropriate zoning classification. Please email Kevin Henry or call at 434-455-3900.

The size and uses of the proposed structure will determine if architect/engineer drawings will be required.

Allow up to fifteen working days for commercial plan review and ten working days for residential plan review.

The permit fee is based on square footage and needs to be paid prior to the issuance of a building permit.

It is important that the contractor understand that it is his responsibility to call and request inspections. Inspections need to be called in by 4 pm the day before an inspection is needed. Inspections called in after 4 pm will be scheduled two business days later (for example, after 4 pm on Monday will be scheduled for Wednesday.)

An appeal board is available to hear an appeal of any building code interpretation made by the Inspections Division.

The Inspections Division also handles house moving permits and demolition permits.

Contact the Commissioner of the Revenue at 434-455-3880 to apply for a business license (if a contractor) or to verify a contractor you have selected has a business license.

Once all approvals are made, the Inspections Division will issue the permits and make all needed inspections.