Building Permit Fees

New One- and Two- Family Dwellings: $680

Existing One- and Two- Family Dwellings: $100 + $6.00/$1,000 of value over $5,000
(based on the cost of labor and material)
(includes decks, porches, sheds, garages, swimming pools, demolitions, additions and other appurtenances to one- and two- family dwellings)

Commercial Buildings: $100 + $7.00/$1,000 of value over $5,000
(based on the cost of labor and material)
(includes signs, moving or demolition of structures)

Electrical, Mechanical & Plumbing

(includes Elevators & Fire Protection)

New One- and Two- Family Dwellings: $100

Existing One- and Two- Family Dwellings: $100 + $6.00/$1,000 of value over $5,000
(based on the cost of labor and material)
(includes decks, porches, sheds, garages, swimming pools, demolitions, additions and other appurtenances to one- and two- family dwellings)

Commercial Buildings: $100 + $7.00/$1,000 of value over $5,000
(based on the cost of labor and material)
(includes signs, moving or demolition of structures)

Current State Levy

Section 107.2 of the 2006 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) requires that the state levy on all permits increase to 2% beginning July 2, 2009.

The total fee owed is the permit fee (see above) plus the State levy (permit fee times .02).

Other Fees

Inspection Surcharge Fee: $75
(Applied for each inspection of a new one- or two- family dwelling that exceeds the average number of inspections.  Currently the average is 37 for dwellings without a fire supression system and 46 for dwellings with a fire supression system.)

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (Issuance and Renewals): $25

Plan Amendments & Re-reviews: $25
(Applied for each review after the Department of Building Construction & Inspections has reviewed the plan twice because of plan deficiencies or plan amendments.)