What are the permit fees?
Permit fees are levied to offset the cost of enforcement and appeals of the building codes and permit fees are based on the total valuation of a project. The total valuation is the greater of the actual contract price submitted on the permit application or an applicable amount based on the total square footage of the structure to be built multiplied times the square foot cost data shown on the Building Valuation Data Table with is part of the fee schedule, which can be viewed online. For trade work, renovations, remodel work, or special construction the contract price is used for the total cost of construction.Fee Schedule (PDF)

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1. When is a building permit required or not required?
2. What are the permit fees?
3. What model codes are adopted by Virginia?
4. Who may apply for a permit?
5. May I obtain permits by mail or phone?
6. May someone else obtain a permit for me?
7. Should I purchase the permit or let my contractor purchase it?
8. What type of permit do I need?
9. How long is a permit valid?
10. May a permit be voided?
11. May a permit be returned for a refund?