Do I need a permit?
Projects that involve building a new structure, altering an existing structure, demolishing, or changing the use of a structure requires a permit. This includes structures such as an addition, accessory structures over 256 square feet, swimming pools, and some interior remodeling. Most electrical, mechanical and plumbing work excluding basic repairs require a permit. You must obtain a permit before any work begins.

For additional information concerning when a permit is required please contact our office at 804-365-6040. View our various forms and applications for building by viewing documents of the Building Inspector's Office.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. What changes can I make to my property?
3. What do I need to apply for a commercial building permit?
4. What do I need to apply for a residential building permit?
5. Who can apply for a permit?
6. Does my permit expire?
7. What current edition of the building code is Hanover enforcing?
8. What is the basic design criteria for Hanover?
9. How much is my permit fee?