Residential: Building a New Single Family Residence

New Home

Select a link below to learn more about the permits, process and inspections needed to build a new single-family home, or adding an addition of more than 300 sq. ft. to an existing home.

  1. Do I need a permit?
  2. Who Should Apply?
  3. Documents
  4. Resources
  5. Process
  6. Payment and Fees
  7. Typical Inspections
  8. Certificate of Occupancy

Do I Need A Permit?

If you are doing any of the following you will need a Residential Building Permit …
(This is not an all-inclusive list. If you have a question as to whether you need a permit please call 540-772-2065)

  • Single Family Residence
  • Townhouse
  • Patio Home
  • Duplex
  • Modular Home
  • Manufactured Home
  • Additions (Additions over 300 sq. ft. will need to follow same criteria as a New SFR) 

Note – Generators, Solar Panels and Retaining Walls are separate permits from the SFR Permit