Commercial Construction Application Requirements

  1. A completed Building Permit Application.
  2. A completed asbestos certification form (PDF) is required for renovation, demolition and re-roofing work performed on structures built prior to January 1, 1985.
  3. If the building will use a private sewage disposal system and/or a private water source, a completed Commonwealth of VA application for sewage disposal and/or water supply permit shall be submitted with the building permit application. If the sewage disposal and/or water supply permit has already been filed through the Virginia Department of Health, simply fill in the health permit number on the building permit application.
  4. 2 sets of the plans
  5. 1 copy of the specifications
  6. 1 copy of the calculations
  7. 2 copies of the soil report
  8. A statement of special inspections prepared by the registered design professional of record for the project, must be submitted with all building permit applications for commercial building designs that require the practice of professional engineering or architecture, view details by viewing the Special Building Inspection page. This is a mandatory requirement of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building (VUSBC). This statement shall include a complete list of materials and work requiring special inspection in accordance with the VUSBC, the inspections to be performed and a list of the individuals, approved agencies and firms intended to be retained by the owner to conduct such inspections. (4 copies).
  9. An approved site plan or proof that the site plan, variance or conditional use permit is approved, learn more by viewing the Conditional Use Permit Application (PDF).
  10. A completed Department of Public Utilities, Meter Sizing Form (PDF) and other Department of Public Utilities building permit requirements.
  11. If applications are incomplete, they will not be accepted (construction type, use group, square footage, GPIN numbers, district, traffic zone, etc.).