Building and Zoning Permits
A Building Permit is required for most
new construction or alterations to buildings, as well as for most electrical,
plumbing or mechanical work. The permit process is intended to assure
that construction occurs in conformance with code requirements, protecting
the health, safety and welfare of the property owner and the broader community. All
jurisdictions in Virginia utilize the same regulations, the Virginia Uniform
Statewide Building Code. Detailed information about getting a Building
Permit in the County is available in these two brochures:
Exceptions to Zoning/Building Permit Requirements
An Administrative Permit is also required by the Zoning Ordinance for certain uses which have special standards or requirements for review. This Administrative Permit can be approved as part of the Zoning Permit if required supplemental information is provided for the particular use and if the additional fee for an Administrative Permit is paid with the Zoning Permit.
A Sign Permit is required before most signs can be placed on a property. Detailed sign regulations are found in Article 8 of the Zoning Ordinance. Application. Temporary signs only need to be registered, please click here to register the temporary sign.
A Home Occupation Permit allows a resident to occupy a business from their home. See the Minor Home Occupations brochure or the Major Home Occupations brochure for more details on what type of Home Occupations are allowed in the County. Application.
Application Forms & Checklists
Questions about Permits?
Date Last Modified: 08/14/2014