Permits

PERMITS ARE ISSUED ONLY BETWEEN 8:00 a.m. AND 4:00 p.m.

Required items when applying for a building permit

What is the correct way to display a building permit at the site?

The Office of Building Inspections and Zoning issues the following permits:

Building

Residential
  • New
  • Addition or Alteration to Residence
  • Demolition
Commercial
  • New
  • Addition or Alteration to Commercial Building
  • Demolition
  • Re-Roof
Waterproofing

Electric

  • Rewiring
  • Change of Service
  • In-ground Swimming Pool
  • Temporary

Plumbing

  • Addition or Replacement of Fixtures
  • Water/Sewer Line Replacements

Mechanical

  • Elevator Permit
  • Replacement of HVAC System
  • Gas Lines
  • Boiler Installation
  • Fire Suppression
  • Gas Furnace (New Installation or Replacement)

Signs

  • Temporary Signs - A temporary sign permit can be issued once every three months and is good for 30 days, with a maximum of 4 sign permits per year per business location. Temporary Signs cannot be larger than 24 square feet.
  • Permanent Signs
  • Sign Ordinance (please enter search term "signs" in top search box).  See also new changes to Sign Ordinance (.pdf file)

Cross Connection

Cross Connection permits are required for all boilers, irrigation systems, and new commercial buildings.  A permit is also needed for the required annual inspection.  Backflow devices are installed and tested by a Third Party contractor.

LP Gas (Liquid Petroleum)

Engineering

PH: (540) 375-3032
FAX: (540) 375-4040

Building Official

PH: (540) 375-3036
FAX: (540) 375-4042

Inspection Requests

PH: (540) 375-3037

ADDRESS

25 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153

E-MAIL ADDRESS

engineering
@salemva.gov

OFFICE HOURS

8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

PERMITS ISSUED

8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday


 

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Roanoke Valley