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MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3032|E-MAIL:  communitydev@salemva.gov
HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |LOCATION:  21 South Bruffey Street, Salem, VA 24153

Application Process

MAIN OFFICE PHONE:  (540) 375-3032|E-MAIL:  communitydev@salemva.gov
HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |LOCATION:  21 South Bruffey Street, Salem, VA 24153

When applying for different permits the following items are required:

Residential Building Permit New Construction

  1. Two (2) sets of plans with braced wall panels on drawing and worksheet for each panel numbered
  2. One (1) digital (pdf) copy of plans emailed to communitydev@salemva.gov or on CD
  3. Completed application
  4. Shrink-swell soil test results
  5. If located in the floodplain, preconstruction certificate of elevation*
  6. Certified plat showing all easements, existing structures, and proposed structures
  7. Erosion and sediment control permit

*Please note: If a preconstruction certificate of elevation is required, then before a certificate of occupancy is issued we must receive a post construction certificate of elevation.

Residential Building Permit Existing (Addition/Alteration/Demolition)

 

  1. Two (2) sets of plans with braced wall panels on drawings and worksheet for each panel number
  2. Completed application
  3. If located in the floodplain, preconstruction Certificate of Elevation*
  4. Certified plat showing all easements, existing structures, and proposed structures
  5. Erosion and Sediment Control Permit from the Engineering Department

Commercial Building Permit New Construction

  1. Two (2) sets of sealed (architect or engineer) plans, including all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawings
  2. One (1) digital (pdf) copy of sealed (architect or engineer) plans, including all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawings emailed to engineering@salemva.gov or on CD
  3. Approved site plan
  4. Shrink-swell soil test results
  5. Completed application
  6. If located in the floodplain, Preconstruction Certificate of Elevation*
  7. Erosion and Sediment Control Permit from the Engineering Department

Commercial Building Permit Existing (Addition/Upfit)

  1. Two (2) sets of sealed (architect or engineer) plans, including all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawings
  2. One (1) digital (pdf) of sealed (architect or engineer) plans, including all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawings emailed to engineering@salemva.gov or on CD
  3. Completed application
  4. Approved site plan (if needed)
  5. Asbestos certification
  6. Accessability compliance

*Please note: If a Preconstruction Certificate of Elevation is required, then before a certificate of occupancy is issued, we must receive a Postconstruction Certificate of Elevation.