Permit Center

The Permit Center will be closed on April 27th, from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM for staff training as part of our continuous improvement efforts.

Electronic applications or re-submissions can still be sent to or electronic re-submissions can be uploaded through eTRAKiT. Any hard copy applications can be delivered to the permit center after 10:30 a.m.

Questions can be directed to the permit center at or to (540) 853-1090 and we will return calls/messages promptly.

This delayed opening of the permit center will will not affect inspections scheduled for tomorrow.

We appreciate your understanding with this change in hours and look forward to serving 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.