Residential Application Requirements

  1. 2 sets of plans and specifications must accompany every Building Permit Application (PDF). To gain a better understanding view the Residential Construction Plans (PDF).
  2. 3 plot plans showing the location of the proposed structure on the lot with all setbacks dimensioned.
  3. A completed asbestos certification form is required for renovation, demolition and reroofing work performed on structures built prior to January 1, 1985.
  4. A completed Building Permit Application (PDF).
  5. Applicants not required by law to be licensed as contractors must submit a written statement, supported by an affidavit that he/she is not subject to licensure as a contractor, subcontractor or owner-developer, view the Contractor Licensure Exemption Statement (PDF).
  6. Application will not be accepted if the subdivision or new section of subdivision has not been recorded.
  7. Completed Land Disturbance Permit Application for Single Family Residence (PDF).
  8. Contractors must furnish a copy of their valid Virginia contractor's license, learn more by viewing the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation website.
  9. If the building will use a private sewage disposal system and/or a private water source, a completed Commonwealth of VA application for sewage disposal and/or water supply permit shall be submitted with the building permit application. If the sewage disposal and/or water supply permit has already been filed with the Health Department simply fill in the health permit number on the building permit application, learn more by viewing the Virginia Department of Health site.
  10. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  11. The Town of Ashland has incorporated an ordinance change that requires stormwater management for building permits on all new construction that results in increased impervious area. The Town of Ashland requires stormwater management facilities or stormwater fee payments for new construction on residential lots that are not part of a larger subdivision or plan of development, including single-family homes, additions, decks, pools, patios, and accessory buildings, etc.   As an alternative to implementing stormwater management devices or facilities, the builder or homeowner may pay a fee to the Town of Ashland.  All fees collected by the Town of Ashland will help pay for larger stormwater management projects that will compensate for the new construction plus mitigate older developed areas that were built before stormwater management was a consideration.
To read the new Ordinances in their entirety, check out Water Quality Fee For Small Projects
and Water Quality Fee Calculations

If you have any questions, please call the Town of Ashland Public Works Department at
804-752-6875