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Building & Permit Center

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Building staff is responsible for administering and enforcing the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. Information and interpretation of Building Code provisions is provided by the staff to contractors, architects, engineers and the general public. Additionally, the permitting and inspections outlined in the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations and Virginia Industrialized Building and Manufactured Home Safety Regulations is provided by the building staff.

Permit Center staff intakes, processes and issues Building and Zoning Permits, as well as associated Administrative Permits for certain structures and uses. The staff reviews building construction plans for compliance with building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes and then inspects construction for compliance with these codes.

The staff also investigates complaints related to the building code, issuing stop-work orders on unpermitted activity and instituting legal proceedings where necessary to bring compliance.

The 2012 Uniform Statewide Building Code, which became effective on July 14, 2014, is available online at

Building is part of the Zoning & Development Division of Community Development and located on the 3rd floor of the Courthouse building, at 29 Ashby Street in Warrenton. Contact us at 540-422-8230.

Date Last Modified: 12/22/2015


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