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Building a new Residence

We have designed this guide with the newcomer to the permit process in mind. It details the steps involved in applying for a new single-family dwelling. Experienced building professionals will also find information about the required amount of processing time useful for their scheduling.

The link below will connect you to the new construction packet.

This packet contains the following:

  • Information Sheet
  • Central Permitting Application
  • Responsible Land Disturber Application
  • Construction Application
  • Address Application

Building Inspections Plan Review Narrative

Tips for Hiring a Contractor 

Single Family Dwelling Application Packet


You can submit applications and plans via email to (Plans must be in one complete PDF file to submit digitally) or they can be submitted in our office between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.

Our address is 17140 Monument Circle, Suite 100, Isle of Wight VA 23397. We are in Building B which is the 2-story brick building across from the Historic Boykins Tavern. Our office is on the right, through the double glass doors.

Plan Review Fees Applicable to a New Single Family Residence

Storm Water Review – $109.73

Building Plan Review – $150.00

Items needed for review:

  • Central Permitting application (which upon approval will allow you to clear and prep for construction)
    • First floor framing plan w/deck or porches included
    • Surveyed site plan (with all the information listed on the cover sheet of attached packet)
    • Address application
    • Responsible land disturber form
    • Site improvement form (if on private water/sewer)
    • Stormwater plan review fee of $109.73
      • if area disturbed is 2,500 square feet or greater in the Chesapeake Bay Preservation area, 10,000 square feet or more if outside the preservation area
  • Residential construction application
    • 2 complete sets of construction drawings to include any engineered lumber spec sheets
      • or 1 complete PDF file, if emailing
    • Owner’s affidavit signed and notarized if a licensed contractor is not applying to do the work
    • Plan review fee of $150.00
    • All trades are permitted separately

**Please note, more information may be requested due to the type of project or location**

Once all items are submitted, we will place you into a 10 business day review. We will contact you once approved and verify what the following steps are.

If you have questions, please email

**Please take a moment to complete the short survey at the following link. This will assist us in making sure we provide the best service possible.

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