Building Safety

Roanoke County Office of Building Safety SealBetter Buildings, Safer Communities

The Office of Building Safety enforces the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code within Roanoke County. This includes plan review, permit issuance, and inspection of buildings and structures during the construction phase.

Our Mission

The mission of our office is to protect the lives and safety of the residents and visitors of the county, preserve quality of life, and contribute to economic development.

We achieve this by establishing and enforcing minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through: 

  • Adequate Light and Ventilation
  • Energy Conservation
  • Means of Egress
  • Property Protection
  • Stability, Sanitation
  • Structural Strength
  • Systems Efficiency


Please note - Effective January 1, 2016 - All Commercial Plans submitted for review will require 2 paper copies and 1 PDF digital copy, combined to one document. (CD, Flash Drive, etc.)

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Community Development at 540-772-2065 using the following extensions:

  • For Permitting and Development Review - Press 1

The next menu you will reach:

  • Inspections and Permits - Press 1
  • Site Plan Development Review - Press 2