Do I need a building permit?
Any construction, alteration, enlargement, replacement, repair, or maintenance to any structure and equipment therein will require a permit. This includes accessory structures.

There are some instances when a permit is not required. Examples of work that would not require a permit would include:
  • Installing or replacing guttering
  • Installing or replacing residential roof covering
  • Installing or replacing vinyl siding
  • Painting, wallpapering, carpeting, laminate or any other aesthetic improvements
  • Replacing cabinets
  • Replacing residential fixtures (lights, bathtubs, sinks, water closets)
  • Replacing residential windows

If you’re not sure if the work you are intending to do requires a permit, please call the Building and Zoning Department during normal business hours at 540-942-6628.

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1. What are the current building codes in effect?
2. Do I need a building permit?
3. How do I apply for a building permit?
4. What information will I need when I apply for a building permit?
5. Who can apply for a building permit?
6. How long does the review process take for residential projects?
7. Now that I have my building permit, what do I do with it?
8. How long is my permit good for?
9. What type of inspections will take place once my permit is issued and I have begun construction?
10. How do I schedule inspections?
11. How can I get a Certificate of Occupancy?
12. To do work in the City of Waynesboro, do I need a business license?
13. Can I get a permit for a manufactured home?
14. What are the quiet hours for construction related activities in the City of Waynesboro?