Building and Trade Permits


Construction permits are required to enforce the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code in accordance with state law. The purpose of the building code 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 garbage accumulation; and barrier-free provisions for the physically handicapped and aged.


Additional Information

Applicable Regulations

Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code

Update to Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and Statewide Fire Prevention Code effective 9/4/18