Building Inspections

The Inspections Department handles all the county’s building code and building permit issues. State law requires a building permit for most residential and commercial construction projects. It is our goal to work with our customers to ensure them an enjoyable experience and to ensure the end result, of the project will meet all codes required.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I request an inspection?

    To request an inspection, please call our office at 434-985-5204 at least 24 hours in advance and speak with a Permit Technician. Please always have your building permit number ready upon calling.

  • What are the permit fees?

    See the Fee Schedule. We suggest you always call our office for final pricing before you write a check.

  • When is a permit needed?

    As stated in the USBC, applications for a permit shall be made to the building official and a permit shall be obtained prior to the commencement of any of the following activities, except that applications for emergency construction, alterations or equipment replacement shall be submitted by the end of the first working day that follows the day such work commences. In addition, the building official may authorize work to commence pending the receipt of an application or the issuance of a permit.

    Construction or demolition of a building or structure, including the installation or altering of any equipment regulated by the USBC.

    Decks, sheds, garages, carports, oversized tents, new gas installation, new gas appliances, finishing a basement, new chimney, generators, new gas logs/stove, demolition of a structure, enclosing a porch or deck, and/or remodeling a structure require a building and zoning permit.

    Residential accessory storage structures 256 square feet or less are exempt from building and zoning permits.

  • How do I make a complaint on a contractor with the Virginia DPOR?

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Contact the Building Inspection Department


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 358
Stanardsville, VA 22973


By Email

Stephen Borders
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By Phone

Fax: 434-985-1459

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

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