Planning, Building, & Development

eTRAKiT now available!

eTRAKiT permitting system is now available for scheduling inspections, searching permits, and resubmitting plans for review on cases where a number has been assigned to the project.  When fully functional (expected by October 28, 2016), 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.

The Department of Planning, Building, & Development ensures a sustainable balance of growth, public safety, quality urban design, and environmental responsibility through long range community development planning, housing programs, and administration of land development codes for the city's neighborhoods, the city as a whole, and the region.

The Department of Planning, Building, & Development is organized into four divisions:
  • Building Safety
  • Code Enforcement
  • HUD Community Resources
  • Planning and Neighborhood Services