Building Permits - Who, What, & Where for Local Residential Remodels

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Real Estate Agent with NBI Realty LLC

Planning to Spruce Up Your Home?

Springtime is around the corner, and it's the perfect time to get those home improvement projects in the works! Whether you're looking to install recessed lighting in the kitchen, or adding a shower to that half bath for guests, make sure you stop by your local county or district's building permit website, where you'll find tons of helpful, and required, information on the process, as well as to verify whether your project qualifies for a permit or not.

Typical remodel and improvements projects that fall under this category are anything:

  • Structural
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Mechanical

Learn Now to Save Time (and Headaches) Later!

You'll find a host of information online, saving you a trip to the office, including some of the following:

  • Permit Requirements - find out which projects require a permit, and which do not
  • Permit Process - what to expect and prepare for during the process
  • Permit Fees and Fee Schedules
  • Permit Application Status
  • Where to go from here - Inspections during the project


Find out if your locality requires additional permitting from other departments (i.e. Health Department, etc):

Fairfax County Building Permits

Arlington County Building Permits

City of Alexandria Building Permits

City of Falls Church Building Permits

Prince William County Building Permits

Stafford County Building Permits

Loudoun County Building Permits

Fauquier County Building Permits

All Virginia local/county building permit offices enforce the state-wide Virginia Uniform Building Codes.

For DC Residents, the DC Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) office administers DC residential building permits for homeowners looking to start home improvement projects.

Wishing you a Successful and Safe Remodel!
Cristin Halla DC Metro Realtor

 

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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
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Cristin - Great information and resources for anyone living in the DC Metro Area!

Jan 23, 2013 04:27 AM #1
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
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Cristin-Getting proper permits, having the required inspections, and maintaining good records can be so beneficial when it comes time to sell the rehabed or updated property. Remove the obstacles to a sale up front.

Jan 23, 2013 11:30 AM #2
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Cristin Halla
NBI Realty LLC - Woodbridge, VA
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Laura - absolutely! Thanks for the encouragement and time for your feedback!

Jan 23, 2013 02:12 PM #3
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Cristin Halla
NBI Realty LLC - Woodbridge, VA
VA/DC Metro Realtor

Wayne - excellents ponts! And thank you btw, I will file this away in my talking points folder for my next clients!

Btw - San Antonio is one of my all-time favorite cities - spent a few months down there - wonderful city.

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