Site Utilities

The process outlined below is for utility work without building trade work; fire main on private property; gas line on private property; sewer main/lateral extension on private property; site storm drain line on private or public property; site water supply line on private property; or site/underground electrical or duct bank on private property.

Submission Requirements


  • Completed Site Utilities Permit Application (PDF)
  • 1 set of building plans drawn to scale with sufficient detail and clarity to indicate the nature and extent of work proposed, if applicable.
  • Owner/Builder Affidavit (PDF), if applying for an exemption from state contractor licensing.
  • Floodplain Elevation Certificate, if in Special Flood Hazard Area.

Review Process


Applications requiring building plans will be reviewed within 10 (ten) business days. Projects where it has been determined that no building plans are required may be issued on demand.

Site utilities are reviewed for compliance with the Virginia Statewide Uniform Building Code.

Fees


Fees are due at time of permit issuance. The fees for a Plumbing Permit are as follows:
  • Building Permit Fee
Valuation of Work
Building Permit Fee
$0.01 to $1,000
$45
$1,000.01 to $50,000
$45 for the first $1,000.01 plus $5 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to an including $50,000.
$50,000.01 to $100,000
$290 for the first $50,000.01 plus $4 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to an including $100,000.
$100,000.01 to $250,000
$490 for the first 100,000.01 plus $3.50 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $250,000.
$250,000.01 to $500,000
$1,015 for the first $250,000.01 plus $3.25 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.
$500,000 and up
$1,827.50 for the first $500,000.01 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.

  •     Plan Review Fee (for applications requiring building plans only): 10% of the building permit fee.
  •     2% state levy of total fee.

Expiration


Site Utility Permits are valid as long as work is proceeding and an inspection has been performed within the last 6 months. If work has halted or been abandoned and no inspection has been conducted within the last 6 months, the permit may be suspended. Extensions may be granted by the Building Commissioner through written request by the permit holder. Extensions are not guaranteed.