Permit Center

Paperless Plan Submissions

Effective July 1, 2017, plan sets larger than 11" x 17" will only be accepted in digital form with permit submissions and plan reviews.

Digital plan submissions reduce waste, save time, save money, and allow for enhance plan review.

Please submit them on thumb drives, CDs, or e-mail them to us at

We appreciate your cooperation in the transition to a nearly paperless permitting process.

If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail them to us at

Thank you!

The Permit Center oversees the intake, issuance, and inspection schedule of all building, zoning, and development permits for the City of Roanoke. Located on the first floor of the Municipal Building in Room 170, the Permit Center provides a single source for information related to development review and the permitting process.

Documents (forms, applications, guides)

eTRAKiT now available!

eTRAKiT permitting system is now available for viewing daily inspection schedules, searching permits, and resubmitting plans for review on cases where a number has been assigned to the project.  

Click here for important information about scheduling inspections.
eTRAKiT Guidelines for Contractors and Design Professionals.

 When fully functional, most permits can be applied for and approved through eTRAKiT.   If you are experiencing issues with eTRAKiT, contact the Permit Center at (540) 853-1090.  For guidance on submitting plans via eTRAKiT or email see our 
Electronic Plan Submission guidelines.