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.
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
Frost depth 18”
Winter Design Temp 16° F
Air Freezing Index 273
Mean Annual Temperature 56.8° F
Decay Region Slight/Moderate