To obtain a commercial or residential demolition permit you will need to submit a completed permit application, three sets of a demolition plan, and an owners affidavit or current virginia state contractors license.
What is required to apply for a whole structure demolition permit?
You will need to complete the Building Permit Application. You will be required to submit a letter from all utility companies stating that all utilities have been disconnected, or that utility was never connected to the structure. Please check off all required letters on the Demolition Information Form
Please refer to the utility contact list for contact information to all utility companies.
How are fees calculated for entire structure demo?
The permit fee is 2.42% of the estimated construction cost with a minimum fee of $85.00. A 2% levy fee will be applied as well. There is a bond due of $1,000 that is due when the permit is picked up. Once the final inspection has been approved you can request this money back in writing and the bond will be released.
How long does plan review take?
Once all paperwork is received a permit will be issued. Demo permits take approximately 5-10 business days for approval. This does not include time for review required for other departments, revisions or information the inspector requests to complete his approval. Staff notifies the submitter as soon as the permit has been approved and is ready for pick up.
BI Inspection Information
Inspections must be scheduled the business day before you would like the inspector to visit and between the hours of 8:00am - 4:30pm. Inspections are done during two time blocks: AM= 8:00am-12:00pm and PM= 1:00pm - 4:00pm. The following information is required to schedule an inspections:
Type of Inspection
Contact telephone number
General Inspection Rules and Requirements:
Inspection requests can only be scheduled by the permit holder
Written permission must be on file with our office to allow general contractors to schedule inspections for their subs
Inspection cancelations must be received no later that 9:00am
A reinspection fee of $72 will be due if the schedule inspection does not meet code requirements or for failure to properly cancel your inspection
Approved plans shall remain on site at all times
The inspector will only visit a job site once a day
A certificate of occupancy will be issued for commercial work, or a new residential dwelling once the building final has been approved.
After hours inspection can be requested. Inspection requests must be submitted in writing at least three days before the inspection. Requires must include date and time of inspection, location, contact information,onsite representative, and duration of inspection. Please contact our office the day prior to the inspection to confirm time and to obtain the inspectors contract information. After hours inspections are scheduled at a rate of $100 per hour with a four hour minimum.