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BUILDING INSPECTIONS

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Building Inspections staff require at least to two (2) full sets of plans for new construction and alterations. In addition to the building permit application(s), documents may be required for planning, zoning and civil engineering.

Building permits submitted on or after September 4, 2019, shall comply with the 2015 edition of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.

2015 Virginia Codes

City of Charlottesville Climatic and Geographic Design Criteria

Ground snow load                                        30 psf.

Wind speed (3 Second Gust)                      115 mph 

Spectral Response Acceleration: (unless otherwise determined by actual site conditions)

  • Ss%g: 20.8% 
  • S1%g: 6.9% 

Seismic Design Category                                B

Weathering                                                  Severe

Frost depth                                                       18”

Termites                                        Moderate/Heavy

Winter Design Temp                                        16° F

Air Freezing Index                                             273

Mean Annual Temperature                           56.8° F

Decay Region                                 Slight/Moderate

Permit Applications and Inspections are processed between 8 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.

For additional information call (434) 970-3182 or reference the Contact Info & Staff Directory.

 BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND FEES

 REQUIRED INSPECTION PROCEDURES

ASBESTOS INSPECTION & ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION

AS-BUILT SURVEY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION

CHIMNEY/VENT INSPECTION CERTIFICATION

RETAINING WALL GUIDELINES

SPECIAL TAX RATE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS FORM 1 AND FORM 2

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