Department of Building Safety / Inspection

 

Lee County Courthouse
2nd Floor, Room 206
P.O. Box 367
Jonesville, VA 24263


Tom Bush
Building Code Official

bldginsp@leecova.org

 

Clint Carter

Field Inspector


Cathy Wilder, Secretary
cpwilder@leecova.org

Office hours: 
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday - Friday
Phone (276) 346-7715

 

When do you need a building permit?


A building permit is required for any new construction, addition, or major renovation within the County, including but not limited to:

 

 

If you are still unsure if you need a building permit, please contact the office.

 

The following forms may be filled out on your computer, however you must bring a printed copy to the office of the Building Inspector in order to file for a permit.


Application to Build, Alter or Remove (pdf)

Application for Removal, Installation or Closure of U.S.T. or Above Ground Storage Tank (pdf)

Application for Manufactured Home (pdf)

Manufactured Home Check List

 

Application for Demolition Permit

 

Application for Electrical Permit

 

Application for Mechanical, HVAC, Gas Logs & Heaters

 

Application for Sign Permit

 

Application for Plumbing Permit

 

Affidavit- General

 

Affidavit - Tradesman Certification

 

Application for Solar Pannel


COUNTY OF LEE
BUILDING SAFETY & INSPECTION DEPARTMENT
SCHEDULE OF PERMIT FEES (Rev. 6/7/22)


Manufactured Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singlewide

 

 

 

 

 

$75.00

Doublewide

 

 

 

 

 

$150.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dwellings

*Includes Garages, Carports, Decks, and Porches

$35.00 Min.

$0.10/SF*

 

Unfinished Basements, Tents

$35.00 Min.

$0.03/SF

Storage/Utility Buildings

 

 

 

 

$35.00 Min.

$0.03/SF

Electrical

 

 

 

 

 

$35.00

Plumbing

 

 

 

 

 

$35.00

Mechanical

*Includes HVAC, Gas Logs, Heaters, etc.

Per Appliance

$25.00*

Certificate of Occupancy

New Structure

 

$15.00

 

Existing Structure

 

$40.00

Change of Occupancy

 

 

 

 

 

$25.00

Sprinkler System

 

 

 

 

 

$0.05/SF

Emergency Generator

 

 

 

 

 

$60.00

Solar PV System

 

 

 

 

Up thru 15kw DC

$60.00

 

 

 

 

 

15.1-100kw DC

$100.00

Moved Building

 

 

 

 

 

$30.00

Demolition

 

 

 

 

 

$50.00

Swimming Pools

In Ground – Elect/Plumb also req’d; Above Ground – Elec. also req’d

$50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building

*Includes Storage/Utility Buildings, and Tents

$50.00 Min.

$0.15/SF*

Electrical

 

 

 

 

Up thru 100A/1Φ

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 

Up thru 100A/3Φ

$30.00

 

 

 

 

 

200A/1Φ

$50.00

 

 

 

 

 

200A/3Φ

$75.00

 

 

 

 

 

400-600A/Any Φ

$125.00

 

 

 

 

 

Above 600A

$200.00

Plumbing

 

 

 

 

$45.00 Min.

$0.008/SF

Mechanical

 

 

 

 

$45.00 Min.

$0.008/SF

Certificate of Occupancy

New Structure

 

$35.00

 

Existing Structure

 

$75.00

Change of Occupancy

 

 

 

 

 

$35.00

Sprinkler System

 

 

 

 

 

$0.05/SF

Emergency Generator

 

 

 

 

 

$70.00

Solar PV System

 

 

 

 

Up thru 15 kw DC

$70.00

 

 

 

 

 

15.1-100 kw DC

$125.00

 

 

 

 

 

100.1-500 kw DC

$250.00

 

 

 

 

 

Over 500 kw DC

$500.00

Demolition

 

 

 

 

 

$100.00

Swimming Pool

Electrical & Plumbing also required

 

$100.00

Signs

 

 

 

 

Up to 100 SF

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 

100.1-200 SF

$50.00

 

 

 

 

 

Above 200 SF

$100.00

Structure Fee

Tanks, Towers, Utility, etc.

$50.00 Min.

$5/$1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contractor’s Tax .0016 over $100K

All Building Permits require a 2% State Surcharge

 

 

 

Checklist for installation of small rooftop solar PV.

 

1)      Residential, grid-tied, solar photovoltaic systems utilizing roof mounted, ground mounted, or pole mounted arrays will be covered by an electrical permit. Other types of solar systems, such as solar thermal systems and/or commercial solar photovoltaic systems will require a separate permit.
2)      The Owner or the Owner’s agent must complete all required applications and contracts and obtain all required approvals from the local electrical power company prior to applying for an electrical permit.
3)      For solar photovoltaic systems to be installed on existing roofs, the Owner must have the roof structure checked by a structural engineer or architect to determine if the roof structure can handle the additional weight. A letter of certification from the engineer or architect will be required prior to issuance of a permit
4)      The photovoltaic system must be either a complete, packaged system with matching components or an engineered system. An electrical drawing for the photovoltaic system and literature on components must be submitted for approval before the permit will be issued.
5)      Standby generators will require a separate permit.