Why do I need a Building Permit?
In accordance with Section 36-99 of the Code of Virginia, the purpose of the Building Department is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia, provided that buildings and structures should be permitted to be constructed at the least possible cost consistent with recognized standards of health, safety, energy conservation and water conservation, including provisions necessary to prevent overcrowding, rodent or insect infestation, and barrier-free provisions for the physically handicapped and aged.

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1. Why do I need a Building Permit?
2. Who establishes authority?
3. What Codes do we enforce?
4. Who is the Building Official?
5. Where does a resident/applicant file for a building permit?
6. Is there a Fee?
7. How long will it take to get my permit?
8. Are inspectors available for inspections of work that may not require a permit?
9. Are there inspectors available for questions?