Building Permits and Fees

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code requires permits for all new construction, additions, alterations/remodeling, demolition, change of uses, and work not specifically exempted by the code.  The Warren County Erosion & Sediment Control Ordinance also requires an approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plan and a Land Disturbing Permit for all land disturbing activities over 10,000 square feet.  An Agreement in Lieu of a Land Disturbing Permit may be submitted for a single site development of a new single family dwelling.

Normal repairs and maintenance work such as:  painting, dry wall repair, minor roof repair, replacing cabinets or fixtures is not required to have a permit.  Please see the link below for Frequently Asked Questions or call our office at 540-636-9973 for any questions on required permits.

Permit applications may be submitted to this office in person or by mail.

Electric Inspections are provided through the Middle Department Inspection Agency.  A Middle Department Inspection Agency inspection application is required, in addition to a county electrical permit application.  The MDIA inspection application is available in this office and in the MDIA office at 3082-2 Shawnee Drive, Winchester, Virginia (800) 248-6342.

Permit fees are due upon submitting the applications.  Please call (540) 636-9973 for any questions regarding fees. 

Useful Links:

  (540) 636-4600
  (540) 636-6066
  220 N. Commerce Avenue
     Front Royal, VA 22630

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