Building permit fees: No permit to begin work for new construction, alteration, repairs, removal, demolition or other building operation shall be issued until the fees prescribed in this section, have been paid to the County Treasurer. If an amendment to a permit is required, the applicant shall pay an additional fee calculated on the estimated increase in the cost of the work to be done. No work related to the amended permit shall be done until the additional fee is paid.

The fee for the construction of a new building, addition or enlargement shall be based on the projected cost for labor and materials as approved by the building official. If the building official disagrees with the construction cost submitted, he may require a more accurate fair market cost consistent with the Marshall Valuation Service as published by the Marshall and Swift Publication Company. The fee for repairs to and alterations of any building or structure, where there is no addition or enlargement, shall be calculated according to the estimated cost of the work. The term "estimated cost" means the reasonable value of all materials, labor, services and scaffolding and other appliances or devices entering into and necessary to the completion of the work in a manner ready for occupancy and use.

GENERAL FEES

Virginia State Levy on all permits USBC 108.1 (currently 2%)
Departmental Routing Fee $30.00

Administration Fees:
    Amendments, transfers, reinstatements
    Extensions, reprints, renewals


$35.00
$35.00
Re-submittals
    (Plus any additional permit fees) 
$35.00
Re-inspection Fee
    (Charged when work not ready, not accessible, corrections are not made)
$40.00
Refunds:  If an application for a permit is cancelled by written request to the Building Officials Office within 6 months of the application date, or within 12 months of the issue date, a refund will be granted.  The following fees will be deducted from the refund.
    Residential Permits                                                                                            
   Commercial Permits 





25% of permit fee
25% of permit fee

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
    Residential
    Commercial

$40.00
$100.00
Public Service Requests
    Staff research, computer reports, file retrieval
    Certificate of occupancy search/reprint

at cost
$35.00
Outside Reviews and Inspections
When the complexity of design warrants outside review or inspection, the Building Official shall select a qualified plan reviewer or inspector and the applicant shall pay the County for these services.  Prior to review or inspection, the applicant shall be advised of the necessity of outside services and of its estimated cost if the information is available.
at cost
Other Inspection Fees
Inspections requested for times other than normal working hours must be reviewed and approved by the Building Official.  The applicant or contractor will be advised of the estimated cost prior to the scheduling of the inspection.
at cost
Code Investigation Fees
Code investigation fees are charged for failure to obtain a required permit prior to performing or commencing construction work.
100% of permit fee

 

COMMERCIAL PERMITS

Minimum/Base Permit Fee  $200.00
Building Permit with estimated cost greater than $5000  3/4% of estimated cost
Auxiliary Permit with estimated cost greater than $1000
    (Electric, plumbing, gas, mechanical, sprinkler, alarm,
    underground utilities, water, sewer, etc.)
3/4% of estimated cost
Commercial Swimming Pool 3/4% of estimated cost
[Above permits calculated at $200.00 plus percentage fee]  
Temporary Construction Office Trailer
    (Separate Auxiliary Permits include) 
$50.00
Sign Permit $50.00 + 2% estimated cost
[Above permits calculated at $200.00 plus percentage fee]   
   
Commercial Additions and Tenant Build-outs:  
Minimum/Base Permit Fee  $200.00
Building Permit with estimated cost greater than $5000  3/4% of estimated cost
Auxiliary Permit with estimated cost greater than $1000  3/4% of estimated cost
[Above permits calculated at $200.00 plus percentage fee]   
Change of Use Permit
    (No build-out/remodeling work included) 
$100.00
[Above permits calculated at $200.00 plus percentage fee]   
Renovations and Repairs:  
Minimum/Base Permit Fee  $200.00
Building Permit with estimated cost greater than $5000  1% of estimated cost
Auxiliary Permit with estimated cost greater than $1000  1% of estimated cost
[Above permits calculated at $200.00 plus percentage fee]   
   
Other Commercial Permits:  
Building permits with estimated cost up to $5000  $100.00
Auxiliary permit with estimated cost up to $1000  $100.00
Temporary Electrical Pole Permit  $40.00
Re-roofing permit  1% of estimated cost
Siding permit  1% of estimated cost
Prefab. Carports  $70.00
Demolition Permit  1% of estimated cost
Tents (over 900 sq. ft.)  $100.00
Tank Removal or Installation Permit  $100.00
Water & Sewer Connection Permit with estimated cost less than $1000  $40.00
   
There shall be no charge for the construction of, addition to, or enlargement of a farm building. The fee for a permit for removal of a building or structure from one (1) lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be calculated at the same rate as a commercial renovation or repair, with the estimated cost to include the cost of moving plus the cost of new foundations including labor and all work necessary to place the building or structure in a completed condition on the new location.

 

AMUSEMENT DEVICES

Administrative permit (no inspections) $10.00
Kiddie rides $15.00
Major rides $25.00
Spectacular rides $45.00

 

RESIDENTIAL PERMITS

All New One and Two Family Dwellings:
    (Site built and Modular Homes)
 
Minimum/Base Permit Fee  $95.00
Building Permit  $0.20 per finished sq. ft.
Auxiliary Permit
    (Electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc.) 
$0.06 per finished sq. ft.
    (Above permits figured at $95.00 plus square footage fee.)  
Gas Permit
    (Gas piping, fireplace logs, new equipment/piping) 
$50.00
Water and Sewer Connection Permit  $40.00 each
Mobile and Manufactured Homes on Private Property  $150.00
Auxiliary Permit, Mobile and Manufactured Homes on Private Property  $50.00
Mobile and Manufactured Homes in Mobile Home Park, per unit $50.00
Auxiliary Permit, Mobile and Manufactured Homes in Park $40.00
Additions, Garages, Attachments, Annexes  
Minimum/Base Permit Fee  $95.00
Building Permit  $0.06
Auxiliary Permit
    (Above permits figured at $95.00 plus square footage fee.) 
$0.06
Renovations and Repairs   
Minimum/Base Permit Fee  $95.00
Building Permit  1% of estimated cost

Auxiliary Permit
    (Above permits figured at $95.00 plus percentage fee.)

1% of estimated cost
Other Residential Permits   
Detached Accessory Structures up to 256 square feet  $70.00
Temporary Electrical Pole Permit  $40.00
Prefab. Carports  $70.00
Demolition Permit  $40.00
Relocation Permit
    (Minimum fee of $35.00) 
1% of estimated cost
Swimming Pool Permit
    (Minimum fee of $35.00.  Separate electrical permit required.)
1% of estimated cost
Generator (includes electrical) $100.00
Spa/Hot Tub (includes electrical) $70.00
Chimney Lining $70.00
Accessible ramps, estimated value less than $2,500.00 No Fee
Volunteer/donated repairs, estimated value less than $5,000.00 No Fee
Temporary Health Care Unit (detached modular unit) $100.00
   
Administrative Services Fees  
Virginia State Levy on all permits 2% of permit fee
Administrative Fees:
    Amendments, transfers, reinstatements
    Extensions, reprints, renewals
$35.00
$35.00
Re-submittals
(Plus any additional permit fees) 
$35.00
Re-inspection fee
(Charged when work not ready, not accessible, corrections not made) 
$40.00
Refunds --  If an application for a permit is canceled by written request to the Building Office within 6 months of the application date, or within 12 months of the issue date, a refund will be granted.  The following fees will be deducted from the refund:

    Residential permits
    Commercial permits

 





25% of permit fee
25% of permit fee;

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy $40.00
Public Service Requests:
    Staff research, computer reports, file retrieval
    Certificate of occupancy search/reprint

actual cost
$35.00
Outside Reviews and Inspections
(When the complexity of design warrants outside review or inspection, the Building Official shall select a qualified plan reviewer or inspector and the applicant shall pay the county for these services.  Prior to review or inspection, the applicant shall be advised of the necessity of outside services and of its estimated cost if the information is available.) 
at cost
Other Inspection Fees
(Inspections requested for times other than normal working hours must be reviewed and approved by the Building Official.  The applicant or contractor will be advised of the estimated cost prior to the scheduling of the inspection.) 
at cost
Code Investigation Fees
(Code investigation fees are charged for failure to obtain a required permit prior to performing or commencing construction work.) 
100% of permit fee

 

FIRE PREVENTION INSPECTIONS

 

Inspection fees based on total square footage of each structure.  
Up to 3000 sq. ft.  $50.00
3001 to 10,000 sq. ft.  $100.00
10,0001 to 50,000 sq. ft.  $150.00
50,001 to 500,000 sq. ft.  $200.00
Greater than 500,000 sq. ft.  $300.00
Follow-up inspections:  
    1-5 corrections  $40.00
    6 or more corrections  $80.00
Fireworks $100.00

Using or occupying structure prior to issuance of certificate. In addition to other penalties, any person who uses or occupies a building or structure prior to the issuance of a certificate of use and occupancy shall pay a penalty of $100.00. Payment of such penalty shall be made to the building official before the certificate of use and occupancy is issued.

Effective July 1, 2012