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Permit & Inspection Fees

No permit to begin work on new construction or any amendments to an existing permit or other building alterations shall be issued until the fees presented in this schedule have been paid and requested permits have been approved by the Building Official. Unless otherwise indicated, fees for permits shall be based upon Gross Building Area (GBA – total square footage area of each floor including the basement and all exterior structures). The Building Official may assess other/additional fees upon review and approval of the permit application or plans or during construction due to changes in the permit status or plans.

Fees shall be charged for various types of building construction and alterations at the following rates:

(All fees shall be rounded to the nearest dollar.)

*Assessed one time per permit including Zoning, Building, Manufactured Home, and all Trade Permits, and are in addition to application fees quoted above.

  • Virginia State Levy – 2% of each fee charged
  • Technology Fee – 2% of fees.  Minimum $10


Download a PDF file of permit and inspection fees.


Residential Construction

New construction, industrialized buildings (modular homes), additions, alterations, renovations, and repairs

(Includes attached and detached garages, any unfinished interior space, basements, carports, and storage buildings.)

$0.22 per sq. ft. Minimum $45 fee

Non-residential Construction
 New construction, additions, alterations, repairs$0.32 per sq. ft. Minimum $45 fee
 Structures where floor area does adequately reflect extent of construction. (i.e. towers, etc.)$2.75 per $1,000 of estimated construction cost. Minimum $45.00

Manufactured Housing

Includes all trade permits if erected according to the manufacturer’s set-up manual. All construction such as finished and unfinished basements require separate permits.

 Single wide$190 EA
 Double wide$230 EA
 Triple wide$300 EA
 Deck and porch (greater than 6'x6')$115 EA
 Construction trailers$50 EA

Swimming Pools
 Above-ground – Residential$75 EA
 In-ground – Residential$115 EA
 Non – Residential$150 EA


Signs requiring electricity must obtain a separate electrical permit.

 New or relocated signs, billboard or other display structures$75 EA

Trade Permits - Electrical
 Residential and non-residential including accessory structures$0.03 per sq.ft. Minimum $45
 Temporary Electric or Pole$75 EA
 Upgrade Residential Service$75 EA
 Upgrade Non-Residential Service$100 EA

Trade Permits - Plumbing
 Residential and Non-Residential including accessory structures$0.03 per sq.ft. Minimum $45

Trade Permits - Mechanical
 Residential and Non-Residential including accessory structures$0.03 per sq.ft. Minimum $45

 Structures$45 EA
 Underground tanks$35 EA

 Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (for each 30 day Temporary Certificate)$75 EA
 Re-inspection fee$50 EA
 Local Board of Building Code Appeals$175 EA 
 *Virginia State Levy2% of each fee charged 
 *Technology Fee2% of fees. Minimum $10
 On-Site Meeting/Property Maintenance Inspection$50 EA 


Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Ste. 1C
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5750
Fax: (540) 381-6880
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8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.