WE ARE MOVING TO THE 1ST FLOOR OF MERCHANT SQUARE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WILL BE CLOSED ON
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
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Community Development has re-opened our lobby with limited capacity. There can be no more than 5 customers waiting in the lobby. We still encourage our customers to use the drop boxes in the foyer on the 1st floor of our building.
STARTING MARCH 15, 2021
ALL Residential and Commercial permits MUST be submitted
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The Building Office of Code Compliance is responsible for ensuring public health, safety, and welfare as they are affected by the design, construction, and use of buildings.
The 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Construction Code (USBC) is effective July 14, 2014. Applicants may choose to utilize the 2009 USBC for a one-year period after the effective date.
If you want to be reviewed under the 2012 please indicate this on your Construction plans for which a permit application is submitted to the local building department on or after the effective date of the 2012 edition of the code shall comply with the provisions of this code, except for permit applications submitted during a one-year period beginning on the effective date of the 2012 edition of the code.
The applicant for a permit during such one-year period shall be permitted to choose whether to comply with the provisions of this code or the provisions of the edition of the code in effect immediately prior to the 2012 edition. This provision shall also apply to subsequent amendments to this code based on the effective date of such amendments. In addition, when a permit has been properly issued under a previous edition of this code, this code shall not require changes to the approved construction documents, design or construction of such a building or structure, provided the permit has not been suspended or revoked.
The Building Office held a training on what and how to submit for Residential permits on August 16, 2017. You can view the power point presentation (PDF) online.