Projects that involve building a new structure, altering an existing structure, demolishing, or changing the use of a structure requires a permit. This includes structures such as an addition, accessory structures over 256 square feet, swimming pools, and some interior remodeling. Most electrical, mechanical and plumbing work excluding basic repairs require a permit. You must obtain a permit before any work begins.
For additional information concerning when a permit is required please contact our office at 804-365-6040. View our various forms and applications for building by viewing documents of the Building Inspector's Office.