Permit Required Projects
The 2009 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) identifies when an application for permit is required according to section 108.1. The list below is not all inclusive, but examples of typical projects where permits are required. If you are unsure if your project requires a building permit please contact the Department of Public Works, Building Division, for clarification at (540) 658-8950.
VUSBC 108.1 When applications are required. Application for a permit shall be made to the building official and a permit shall be obtained prior to the commencement of any of the following activities, except that applications for emergency construction, alterations or equipment replacement shall be submitted by the end of the first working day that follows the day such work commences. In addition, the building official may authorize work to commence pending the receipt of an application or the issuance of a permit.
No Permit Required
The building code allows some work to be done without obtaining a permit. While a permit is not required, the work must be in compliance with the code.