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Yes, the fee is based on a schedule adopted by the City Council. These permit fees along with sewer and water fees, if applicable, must be paid at the time of permit issuance.
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A building permit is an authorization to begin construction, alteration, or demolition of any residential, commercial, or industrial structure required by the Uniform Statewide Building Code.
You may apply for a permit at Codes Compliance:
Williamsburg Municipal Building401 Lafayette StreetWilliamsburg, VA, 23185-3617
You should provide the following information to complete the building permit application:
In addition to completing a building permit application, you will need to provide the following:
If you have submitted the required information, it will take three to five business days to review plans and issue plan review comments. If plans meet code requirements, a permit is issued if other requirements are met.
Permits are valid as long as work proceeds but become void if no work is accomplished during any six-month period.
You may request an extension prior to expiration. If not, must reapply and pay the applicable fees.
Upon completion of the work, request a final inspection by calling Codes Compliance at 757-220-6136. When the work passes the final inspection, request a certificate of use and occupancy.
The certificate of use and occupancy is an essential step in the process. There may be considerations unrelated to the house construction in a development, such as sewer, water, and roads, which prevent the issuance of a certificate of use and occupancy even though the "building" is complete.
It is illegal to use or occupy any structure without a certificate of use and occupancy.