Building Permit Fees

Any person, firm or corporation shall not erect, construct, enlarge, alter, move, convert, renovate, remodel, rehabilitate or demolish any building or structure, or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a building permit for such building.

Separate permits are required for building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical work. Inspections are required for each phase of construction.

State of Virginia education surcharge is 2% of total permit fee (for each permit). Minimum fee for any permit: $40

Electrical Permit

Permit / ServiceFee
Electrical Permit Fee$40 Minimum
Outlets 1 to 50$20
Outlets 51 to 100$30
Fixtures 1 to 50$20
Fixtures 51 to 100$30
Other Electrical Apparatus up to 200 Amps$40
Other Electrical Apparatus up to 200 Amps$60
Temporary Service Permit$40
Change of Service or Change of Location of Service Permit$40
Solar Installations and Solar Generating Facilities$6 per Thousand of Estimated Cost

Plumbing Permit

Permit / ServiceFee
Plumbing Permit$40 Minimum
Installation of Each Plumbing Fixture$5

Mechanical Permit

Permit / ServiceFee
Mechanical Permit$40 Minimum
Installation or Replacement of Mechanical Systems or Equipment$6 per 1,000 of the Estimated Cost, Plus All Applicable Electrical and Plumbing Fees

Building Permit

Building PermitFee
Building Permit
$40 Minimum
Residential Construction: New Dwelling or Out Building, Additions, Garages, Manufactured Homes, Modular Homes, Decks, etc$0.12 Per Square Foot
Commercial; Industrial; Non-Residential Construction$0.20 Per Square Foot
Plan Review Fee - Residential$50
Plan Review Fee - Commercial
Fee for Building Renovation or Remodeling, Etc.
$4 Per 1,000 of Estimated Cost
Demolition of Structure
Temporary Structures, Tents and Other Membrane Structures
Marine Services (Bulkheads, Piers, etc)$6 Per 1,000 of Estimated Cost
Swimming Pools, Spas, etc.$6 per 1,000 of Estimated Cost
Certificate of Occupancy (Pre-USBC Buildings or Buildings Without a Valid or Expired Permit)$100
Fee for Beginning Work Without a Permit
Permit Fee Shall Be Doubled or $75 plus the Fee Due (Which Ever Is Higher)
Fee for Re-Inspection
Fee for Application to LBBCA (USBC Appeal or Variance Request to the Floodplain Management Ordinance)$200