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:
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):
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!