Do I need a permit?
Projects that involve building a new structure, altering an existing structure, demolishing, or changing the use of a structure requires a permit. This includes structures such as an addition, accessory structures over 256 sq. ft., swimming pools, and some interior remodeling. Most electrical, mechanical and plumbing work excluding basic repairs require a permit. You must obtain a permit before any work begins. For additional information concerning when a permit is required please contact the Department of Building Inspection at 804-556-5815 or visit the Building Permits and Inspections webpage.
• Commercial Building Permit application
• Commercial Trades Permit application
• Residential Building Permit application
• Residential Trades Permit application
• Zoning Compliance Application
Construction Permit Applications

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1. How do I develop my property?
2. Can I divide my property?
3. Do I need a permit?
4. Who can apply for a permit?
5. Does my building permit expire?
6. What edition of the building code is the County of Goochland enforcing?
7. What is the basic design criteria for the County of Goochland?
8. How much is my building permit fee?
9. How do I schedule an inspection?
10. How do I request a time for my inspection?
11. I want to install a sign. Do I need a permit?
12. What are the procedures for property numbering and street naming?