Building Permit Fees

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Effective July 01, 2016

Any person, firm or corporation shall not erect, construct, enlarge, alter, move, convert, renovate, remodel, rehabilitate or demolish any building or structure, or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a building permit for such building.

Separate permits are required for building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical work. Inspections are required for each phase of construction.

State of Virginia education surcharge = 2% of total permit fee (for each permit)

Minimum Fee for Any Permit


Electrical Permit Fee

$40.00 minimum

Outlets 1-50


Outlets 51-100


Fixtures 1-50


Fixtures 51-100


Other Electrical Apparatus up to200 amps


Other Electrical Apparatusover 200 amps


Temporary Service Permit


Change of service or change in location of service permit


Plumbing Permit Fee

$40.00 minimum

Installation of each plumbing fixture


Mechanical Permit Fee

$40.00 minimum

Installation or replacement of mechanical systems or equipment

$4.00 per one thousand of the estimated cost, plus all applicable electrical and plumbing fees.

Building Permit Fee

$40.00 minimum

Residential construction: new dwelling or out building, additions, garages, manufactured homes, modular homes, decks, etc

$0.12 per square foot with the minimum fee being $40.00


Commercial; Industrial; Non-Residential construction

$0.20 per square foot; minimum fee is $40.00


Plan Review Fee

Residential $50.00

Commercial $150.00

Fee for building renovation or remodeling, etc.

$4.00 per thousand of estimated cost, minimum fee of $40.00


Demolition of structure



Marine services (bulkheads, piers, etc)

$4.00 per thousand of estimated cost


Swimming pools, spas, etc

$4.00 per thousand of estimated cost


Certificate of Occupancy (pre-USBC buildings or buildings without a valid or expired permit)



Fee for beginning work without a permit

10% penalty shall be added to the Fee due; such penalty shall not be less than $75.00


Fee for re-inspection



Fee for application to LBBCA (USBC appeal or variance request to the Floodplain Management Ordinance)