Code Compliance

Notice

STARTING MARCH 15, 2021

 

ALL RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PERMITS MUST BE SUBMITTED 

FULLY ELECTRONIC ON A CD-RW
(NO FLASH DRIVES WILL BE ACCEPTED)
  

           THE ONLY EXCEPTIONS WILL BE:

OVER THE COUNTER PERMITS

RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORIES
WITH PLANS THAT ARE 11X17 OR SMALLER.
Open Decks, Sheds (256 sq. ft. or smaller), Pools, Hot Tubs, Carports, Open/Uncovered Handicap Ramp.
 
PLEASE REFER TO OUR
 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR FORMATTING OF DISCS 

FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT
 The Permit Center @ 507-7222 OR 
[email protected] 

Purpose

Code Compliance ensures that development and construction occurring in the County meets all applicable Federal, State and local building, zoning and environmental engineering laws.

Responsibilities

The Code Compliance Department centralizes the enforcement of Federal, State, and local laws related to Building, Zoning, and Environmental. The department directly protects public safety through the issuance of construction permits and the inspection process, which addresses state building codes for the structural, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical components of a building. 

In addition, the department issues erosion and sedimentation permits, conducts inspections for land disturbance and manages legal bonding agreements for all residential and commercial construction performed within the County. This department also enforces local regulations related to zoning and land use and serves as staff to the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Board of Building Code Appeals.

Additional Information

To obtain more information regarding the Permitting process such as Applications, Checklists and Forms, please visit the Permit Center.

Code Compliance Department offices are open to the public with a limited number of customers that will be allowed in the lobby at a time. The Permit Drop Box is still located in the lobby of the Merchants Square building, West entrance for your convenience. 

The following are several permit payments options:

1. You can make payments online, but you will need to produce a paper copy of the receipt of payment at the time of permit pickup. www.spotsylvania.va.us Click HERE to Pay Online

2. Credit Card/Debit Note there is a 2.7% convenience fee.

3. Check – Please make payable to Treasurer Spotsylvania.